Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Share Your Thyroid Cancer Survivor Stories

For years, we have shared our cancer survivor journey on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and Stevie JoEllie's Cancer Care Fund's Blog. Many of you have left comments or emailed us  in response to blog posts, essays  and thyroid cancer awareness / education  articles sharing your personal experience, fears, hopes, dreams and  questions  and providing us with great feedback.

Thank You! Your input and insight has been very helpful in shaping our direction, mission, vision and goals for the 10,000 Strong Against Thyroid Cancer Campaign and you are all Cancer Action Angels in our book!

We would like to magnify our  thyroid cancer awareness campaign through your  experiences and give our growing community a larger voice in our efforts by opening the stage for all of thyroid cancer patients and survivors to share their stories on Stevie JoEllie's Cancer Care Fund's Blog, our Facebook "Like" Page  and our Annual Thyroid Cancer Survivors Reunion and Celebration of Life Group Page.

It is an important and integral part of  our efforts to dispel myths and preconceived notions about thyroid cancer and give a "face"  to our thyroid cancer community that is often ignored, misunderstood  and overlooked. Thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing newly diagnosed cancer in America today with women of all ages (girls, adolescents, young adults, middle aged and seniors) diagnosed 3 times more than men and childhood cancer survivors at an increased risk for developing the condition it's time we introduce ourselves to the world and each other.

If you are shy about sharing your personal story in detail  or simply don't feel comfortable composing a full blog post or essay you can still participate and raise thyroid cancer awareness through your comments on our blog or Facebook pages, as long as it is relates to your thyroid cancer experience and survivor journey or the blog post, essay, article or note you are commenting on.

These are YOUR pages and YOUR space to connect with others, help others, vent, inspire, and give back. For many of us, thyroid cancer and survivorship can drain our energy, darken our spirit and leave us shaken. Please don't give up. God does not make mistakes. You are still here and we are here for you!

Fight the Fight!! Speak Up and help Stevie JoEllie's Cancer Care Fund reach our goal of 10,000 Strong Against Thyroid Cancer Awareness ! You are a living hero and you can help us save lives.

Here are some questions to get your minds going and help you organize your thoughts for a blog post, essay about your exprience or article:
  •  Where are you in your thyroid cancer survivor journey?
  •  What lessons have you learned from having thyroid cancer?
  •  What gets you through the fear of recurrence and difficult times? 
  • Are you putting off any kind of medical follow-up like a doctor visit, scan, blood work?
  • How has your outlook on life changed?
  • Has thyroid cancer had an impact on your relationships with your spouse/partner, children, family, friends, co-workers, self?
  • What would you tell someone who was just diagnosed with thyrid cancer?
  • Did you find an inner-strength and or stronger connection with a higher energy, spirit or source during your thyroid cancer experience?
  • What have you done, if anything to give back and help others fight the fight?
  • Has your thyroid cancer experience and journey inspired you in some way? If so, what did you do with that inspiration?
  • Do you still feel stuck in a “cancer mindframe” even though you’re in remission?
  • Are you living life beyond thyroid cancer?
We look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to send your completed blog post, essay or article for publishing approval  Email  sjccfthynet@gmail.com  Subject Line: Thyroid Cancer Stories

--You can also email us with any additional questions or concerns.

Stevie JoEllie's Cancer Care Fund is working to develop and launch an access to care grant program for thyroid cancer patients and survivors nationwide. Please consider supporting our unique initiative that includes a set aside fund for healthcare access to assist thyroid cancer survivors with medical costs associated with follow up treatment, annual exams,  diagnostics and medications. 

Stevie JoEllie's Cancer Care Fund is a project of United Charitable Programs Inc., a 501(c) 3 Public Charity.   Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law and all funds raised by Stevie JoEllie's Cancer Care Fund are received by United Charitable Programs and become the sole property of UCP, which, for internal operating purposes, allocates the funds to the Project (SJCCFThyNet). The Program (SJCCFThyNet) Manager makes recommendations for disbursements which are reviewed by UCP for approval.


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