Today is #worldcancerday . I don't even know how a day like today makes me feel but I know what it makes me think about. I think about the friends I've made, the friends I've lost, new beginnings and second chances, family as it's a large part of our health history and most of all, fresh air. Today I'm thinking about how good the sun feels on my skin and how great fresh air feels in my lungs. I remember days when I couldn't go outside and the air smelled of disinfectant and that sick smell all hospitals have. Today I smell life and nature while I stand with my toes in the grass, under the sun. To everyone who can, take a second to enjoy the gift of not being confined to a bed, house or hospital. To those of you experiencing the outdoors from inside, we're breathing it in for you and I can't wait until you get outside again. All the love to our brothers and sisters in the fight and those by their sides. #allinthistogether#youngadultcancer#vin#vincibleocumentary #vincible #cancer#cancersurvivor#brca#geneticmutation#health#sunrise#newday#newfriends#restinpeace
ATTENTION: Young adults are the most underrepresented demographic in the world of cancer. Let's raise awareness so every body can be more proactive in this fight. My girl has been working super hard to bring this documentary to life!! A kickstarter has been launched to raise money for the editing process. Please click my name and in my bio is a link. If you could donate anything to this cause it would be greatly appreciated. Everybody is effected by cancer in one way or another. If $30,000 isn't raised then they get $0. Let's hit that goal by this weekend. We need your help and support!! I pledged, did you? If you can't donate any money I'm asking you to at least repost and spread the word. Thank you all!!!
Look how hard Chris had to try to make this vid plug! Please click the link in my bio and share and donate to @vinciblethedocumentary@kickstarter campaign!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽 we have 30 days to raise $30k or we don’t get any of the funds 😬 THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
1st place team appears #vincible Ha ha! We were down 6 points at the half! ⚽️ Came back 2 tie 👔 & then lose by 2 in the last minutes! 🙁 Good to get out after missing 2 games. #weGotJos#adultLeague#30andOver
SHARE YOUR VOICE!
This week's video comes from Jessica in Pennsylvania. Jessica is a 26 year old Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor of two years now. She is also an awesome mama, small business owner and is sharing her life with a Marine veteran 🇺🇸💕👩🏽💼
We really admire her bravery for speaking on such a real and tough topic! PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is an area of mental health that cancer survivors have FINALLY been included in (thanks to an increase in survivors). A study conducted by Duke University Medical Center showed that "more than one-third of long-term non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors experience persisting or worsening PTSD symptoms." PTSD can happen to all cancer survivors, and according to healthline.com, it can have a great impact on their long-term health. Some of the biggest concerns health providers have found in patients with PTSD are being likely to participate in follow-up care and have difficulty moving on after treatments end. This is why quality of life is SO IMPORTANT to consider. Early detection and action is just as important with our mental health. If you or someone you know might be living with PTSD, we encourage you to speak to your doctors, nurses, social workers and anyone else that is apart of your medical team about what you're experiencing. Enlisting a buddy to help you do so is always a good idea too.
Thanks again for sharing, Jess!
Keep sending us your videos; every voice deserves a platform! #documentary#selfcare#support#mentalhealth#ptsd#ptsdawareness#cancersurvivor#lymphoma#nonhodgkinslymphoma#hodgkinslymphoma#youngadultcancer#yourvoicematters#vin#vinciblethedocumentary #vincible #sharingiscaring#shareyourstory
🎵 skyscraper 🗼🍺🍷 Skies are crying
I am watching
Catching teardrops in my hands
Only silence, as it's ending, like we never had a chance
Do you have to make me feel like there's nothing left of me?
You can take everything I have
You can break everything I am 💔
Like I'm made of glass 🍸
Like I'm made of paper 📄
Go on and try to tear me down
I will be rising from the ground
Like a skyscraper 🗼 . . .
HAPPY THANKSGIVING from friends of VINCIBLE! We are so thankful for each and every one of you people that this film has connected us to! You make this important 🌻 we hope you all have days filled with laughs and turkey #vin#vincibleocumentary #vincible #cancer#turkey#stuffthis
Sam let us meet her new puppy, Bruce, on set in Boston last week😍 She also shared about balancing emotions through chemo and radiation. "When I face my friends and family it’s always with a positive, cheerful, happy face… and most of the time that is how I really feel. I try and sort of back-burner the whole cancer thing whenever I'm going through my normal day because I don’t want it to hinder my lifestyle. I feel like if there’s anytime to be living life to the fullest, it’s now. With that said, of course I do have those fleeting moments of 'Holy crap! I have cancer.’ ... It all sort of hits me because I think, a lot of the time, I like to be in denial because that’s when I can be happy and normal." #vin#vincibleocumentary #cancer#puppiesofinstagram#dogsofinstagram#chemo#documentaryfilm#boston #vincible #gimmedatdog