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My name is Cathy Hannes and I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2019. I've been so lucky to have an amazing support network of family and friends. I think anyone touched by cancer should have this opportunity. Not just those of us currently fighting but those that have fought! People that are caregivers to a family member or friend. Everyone! This podcast is for all of us to laugh, cry, share and thrive! Share your story if you like. Just listen if you like. I may read your story on th ...
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Every so often I remember the silver linings of having cancer. This would be one of those moments. Meet Gracie. She's not afraid to share her story and she's spreading awareness far and wide about young patients needing to advocate for themselves. There is so much more to Gracie including raw and real poetry. Experience the emotions and for some, v…
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Hello Cancer Friends is BACK and we are so excited to bring to you Dr. Jessica Pharar, as she shares her heartwarming story. Cancer is cruel and can break your heart. Sometimes it also helps to turn the most difficult situation into one that can help others. Carrying on the tradition of giving and generosity of her Dad, Jessica shares her drive to …
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Meet Rachel! She's brave and she's sharing her story to help others. Cancer does not discriminate when it comes to age and Rachel has learned this first hand after her diagnosis at just 30 years old. Add in the topic of how genetics came into play, this episode is one to not just listen to, but share with the young people in your life. I'm so proud…
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Meet Lindsay! Friends, Lindsay is the real deal. She's turning lemons into lemonade on a daily basis. You probably have already seen her on social media. Yes, it's Lindsay from Cray Gardens! From her hilarious and also sincere tik tok videos, to her own line of naughty word bracelets on Etsy, Lindsay has helped so many! Myself included! I really en…
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Meet my new friend, Tara! She caught the attention of my eyes and ears as I scrolled tik tok and I'm so happy that she agreed to share her story. Not all cancer stories are the same and Tara's is no exception. She has gone from a serious cancer situation to a recent report of NED (no evidence of disease). I've learned so much from Tara and I know y…
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I have a great friend. His name is Mark and he's been on this very podcast a few times! Mark is so very kind and thoughtful. Today, I will be sharing his words of wisdom. I'm so proud and lucky to have met Mark through a social media support group. His insight is beyond helpful and I couldn't wait to share it with all of you. Thank you so very much…
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Meet my new friend Jaimie! Jaimie is a hard working Mom and Author of the book Queens to Queens (on Amazon). Friends like Jaimie make the cancer experience a little softer, a lot more comfortable and way more tolerable. It's so nice to have a friend to relate to! Thank you so much Jaimie. YOU. ARE. AMAZING.…
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I've been very blessed to be supported by so many wonderful people. Family, friends and people I don't even know! The cancer community on social media is strong. So many people and so many stories. Dame Deborah James has captured my heart and my respect. She's from London, England and goes by the "Bowelbabe". She has a very long list of accomplishm…
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Sometimes it's not just the disease you need to fight. Sometimes it's the ups and downs of life with cancer. It's doom and gloom against hope and joy in the ring. It's hard work but taking a few swings at doom and gloom feels damn good. Enjoy the ringing of the bell, raise your glove high and live to fight another round!…
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I recently took a break from the same old cancer chatter inside my head. To my surprise, a small thing turned into a trigger for a wave of memories of the life I've lived. It hasn't all been roses but when I focused on the things that made me happy over the span of my life, it left me feeling content and happy. Maybe it could work for you too!…
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Episode 50 Baby!!! This very special episode features a very special guest that is near and dear to me. She's a tough as nails and sweet as a cupcake. She always looks at the bright side and offers a smile every single time I see her. She fights her own battle with MS but never complains. She knows the pain of cancer, but accepts the facts with gra…
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Meet Laurel-Rose. Fighting stage 4 cancer isn't easy. Fighting black bears seems impossible! Laurel-Rose shares her incredible story of strength and courage as she fights both. Her chilling account of the surprise visitor at her vacation home will leave you stunned. Her kind heart and motivation to fight and never give up will leave your heart full…
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I'm not crying, you're crying! My special guest brings me many happy tears. With the gentle sound of her singing voice, I am taken to a place where there is no cancer. All is right with the world, as it should be at the tender age of 7. Meet Willow. She's an amazing young lady and she's my daughter. I love you Willow!…
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As the days get longer and the cold settles in, there can be nothing better than a warm conversation with a friend. Hello Cancer Friends welcomes back Mark, once again, for a wonderfully positive and uplifting discussion. Mark is a cancer survivor and a friend to many. His thoughtful words give hope and confidence without sugar coating his reality.…
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Some things are really difficult to talk about. Talking about death and dying while dealing with cancer is one of the hardest! It doesn't always have to be. What if you were able to listen to someone who has been there, time and time again? Someone who understands the process and is gentle with explaining facts and experiences. Meet Julie. Julie is…
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Meet Chelsey. She stole my heart! Chelsey is a two time cancer survivor and she is thriving in life and in her quest to help people. Her expression of cancer through her artwork is so beautiful, honest, fun, and just amazing! Her heart is bigger than the sun and I'm so very proud to have her as a guest on this episode.…
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