Finding and using your voice matters.

The difference your voice can make is powerful. You may provide comfort to a fellow patient. You may offer a resource to a survivor to improve their quality of life. You may share an experience that allows someone else to use their own voice to find healing for themselves or others.

We invite anyone willing to share their story to allow us to do so. We hope the collection of stories you will find below are helpful to you - wherever you are on your journey.

Share Your Story

Our hope these stories help empower you. Maybe it means speaking up at your next oncology appointment about a symptom you were embarrassed to discuss. Or perhaps it means pushing back when you feel invalidated or unheard.

While doctors may know about your cancer, you are the expert of your own experience. By sharing your story, you are providing a valuable resource to others in a similar situation.

Read stories from cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers below.

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Katie S.

I’m Much More Than My Conditions

It is important to be your own advocate. If you are not comfortable with your doctors, then you need to get a second opinion, even a third and fourth until you are happy with your decision. I decided that it would be best for me to take time off work, and move in with family. I chose to live with my sister who lived in Louisiana.


Jane M.

Jane Marczewski's Breast Cancer Story

Read the story of Jane Marczewski about how GRYT is holding stubbornly to the belief that even the hard things work together for good—no pain is ever wasted.


Jennifer A.

Jennifer's Story

GRYT is dropping out a semester of college and being hospitalized throughout college, and STILL graduating on-time. Because cancer can't hold me back.


Liza M.

Liza's Story

GRYT is being diagnosed with old lady cancer at 21 (a month after your birthday), after watching your dad, grandma and nana die from this very illness.


Nicole B.

Nicole's Story

GRYT is making the most of every moment I have as I now realize what a gift each day truly is.


Dennis

What I've learned by being an Oncology Social Worker

I'm an oncology social worker and normally when people hear that they just back up and say "Woah" I enjoy that moment because I am able to say what I'd like to say to you tonight and that's...


John S.

John, Let's Fight Cancer Together

Our cameraman gets in front of the camera to share his cancer experience.


Robin

Robin's Story

Robin takes the stage so her daughter can nap.


Jaden

Jaden's Story

Cancer isn't fair.


Raelea W.

Raelea's Story

GRYT is sharing your story when you can because you never want to forget the path it took to becoming the strong woman you are today.


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