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 who's been touched by cancer to share their story here. 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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Champaigne

Champaigne

It's definitely been a journey, I had no idea what this cancer world was until I was part of it, and I just want to help anyone that has to go through this.


Patrick M.

Patrick's Story

GRYT is learning to walk again at age 33.


Jorge

Jorge's Cancer Story

Jorge pulls his strength through his new cancer community to talks about the difficulty of his cancer journey.


Karen

Karen's Story

GRYT is recognizing that caregivers are survivors too!!


Alexandra K.

Alexandra's Story

GRYT is discovering that the back of my head is not flat #nohairdontcare!


Dee

Dee Fighter / Thriver

This event is called Tell Your Story but this is Our Story. GRYT Health, Stupid Cancer and Gina. Our magical flying unicorn.


Andoni S.

Andoni's Story

“I’m thinking about Andoni Schultz, from Los Altos, California, who’s fought brain cancer since he was three.” said President Obama in 2009


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 C.

Jane Claudio's Story

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.


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