Monday, June 14, 2010

To My Cancer Peeps

If you happened upon this blog because you are a childhood/young adult cancer survivor and
  • you are between 17 and 35 years old and
  • are done with active treatment and
  • are currently living in the U.S.
Might I suggest checking out the The SAMFund's website? Part 1 of their Grant and Scholarship application is available and will be until Monday, July 12th at 5 pm EST.

The grants and scholarships are for post-treatment, "real life" needs such as rent and other living expenses, tuition and loans, car and health insurance premiums, residual medical bills and prescription co-pays. And yes, there are even some funds available to put towards fertility options/procedures.

I know this because I was one of their grant recipients in 2007. Here's just a little peak at the essay part of my submission.

If you are NOT a childhood cancer survivor, I bet you know someone who is. Pass this along.

And....if you are so inclined, perhaps consider making a donation to this amazing organization? Sometimes people are so focused on curing the disease, there's little thought left to actually surviving it. The SAMFund was started by young adult cancer survivors. They get it. And they can help you get back on your feet and focus on living, not just surviving. Seriously cancer peeps, go check it out.

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