Elephants and Tea is the fabulous, young adult cancer magazine on the scene and they have been rocking awesome content since they launched last year. This article, by our CEO Mallory Casperson, is no different. Mallory talks about being isolated in rural American while going through a young adult cancer experience.
Meeting other young adults who have faced cancer in-person is ideal but what if that isn’t possible? What about those young adult cancer survivors who are isolated, inpatient in the hospital following a bone marrow transplant? What about those young adult cancer survivors living rurally and potentially hundreds of miles from the nearest cancer center? What about those young adult cancer survivors treated at a hospital where there is no recognition of young adult and therefore no age-appropriate resources? In these situations and countless others, in order to remove financial, geographic, and medical barriers to survivorship care, offering supportive programming online is imperative. In these situations, online communities can offer that much needed connection to someone who understands what a survivor is facing.
It is not enough to just survive cancer.