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Nerdfighters Against Cancer.

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Nerdfighters Against Cancer.

For anyone who has been effected by cancer in any way.

Location: California
Members: 27
Latest Activity: Mar 6

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Comment by leah@usc on April 9, 2012 at 11:56pm

I am so (deliriously) happy to find this group. My sister (age 7) is a leukemia survivor (she was diagnosed when I was 16...almost five years ago?) and honestly it's a huge huge part of my life. I'm actually shaving my head in LA in July for fundraising/solidarity, if anyone's interested. 

I don't know what to say.


In TFiOS (pg 32), John wrote about Hazel hanging out with Augustus for the first time. 

"'So what's your story?' he asked, sitting down next to me at a safe distance.

'I already told you my story. I was diagnosed when-'

'No, not your cancer story. Your story. Interests, hobbies, passions, weird fetishes, etcetera.'

'Um,' I said. 

'Don't tell me you're one of those people who becomes their disease. I know so many people like that. It's disheartening. Like, cancer is in the growth business, right? The taking-people-over business. But surely you haven't let it succeed prematurely.'

It occurred to me that perhaps I had."

Sometimes I feel like cancer has become a metaphorical cancer in my life...but...I can't imagine my life without it. I'm not even the one who was diagnosed with it, but watching my 2-year-old sister going through treatment for nearly three years...it hit me hard. Do you guys ever feel like it took/is taking over your life? Are there any siblings out there?

Comment by Louise Åslund on March 31, 2012 at 1:37am

I started my treatment for lymphoma a week ago. Got diagnosed about two days after i finished reading tfios, lol. Started thinking that I could not possibly be the only nerdfighter with cancer since Esther. So thank you for this group :)

Comment by Gina M on February 2, 2012 at 9:43am

I was treated last year for breast (IDC)cancer and I am a Mom Nerdfighetder. I only just recently decided it's ok for me to be an official Nerdfighter. I thought I was way too old. I have two daughters, 16 and 21. My cancer story (short version) I was diognosed in Aug of 2010, had a lumpectomy, started chemo and a drug called Herceptin in Oct and finished chemo in Feb of 2011. I finished herceptin in Oct of 2011. Now I'm enjoying being cancer free, though I admit I am hyper aware of every ache, pain, cough, little difference in my body. Glad to have found Nerdfighters Against Cancer.

Comment by Ana Silveira on August 10, 2011 at 5:06pm
First my aunt (who was also my godmother)  died because of cancer, this really affected me, we were really close I owe her a lot. Then, a couple of years ago my dog (with which I spend my childhood and I loved as the brother I've never had) died because of cancer too! This disease is HORRIBLE, It's like a massive destruction, I HATE IT!. @Meggie you have my support, I want to destroy cancer forever too!
Comment by Meg on August 4, 2011 at 7:52pm
Both my sister and gradmother have had cancer, and I am determined to rid the world of this terrible disease. CANCER, YOU SUCK!!
Comment by Nicole on March 15, 2011 at 3:27pm

Sorry I haven't been checking this regularly.

 

Keep up the fight.

 

:)

Comment by mAssKicker1 on March 5, 2011 at 9:18pm
Comment by Nicole on April 3, 2010 at 4:10pm
Tell me your experience with cancer.
 

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