I’m cancer-free 25 years. This is what I want you to know.

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Dr. Pratt, my St. Jude oncologist, and me likely arguing whether my blood counts were high enough to see “Romeo & Juliet” at the theatre for the 11th time.

When we condition someone to “get well soon,” and fight through their treatment, it can feel like a total mindf*ck when you lack the support to do so.

So without further ado, here are some ways you or a loved one can feel less alone to heal from a cancer diagnosis:

There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” — Leonard Cohen, in “Anthem”

“It’s funny, isn’t it? When we think we have all the time in the world to live, we forget to indulge in the experiences of living. When that choice is yanked away from us, that’s when we scramble to feel.” — Fatima Ali



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Kathleen Brown

Kathleen Brown


Founder + CEO, buddhi. Former @espn @stjude and @kamsillini. Northwestern and U of Illinois grad using my degrees to give my dogter Penelope a good life.