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  • I am/was a caregiver for my little sister who went through Stage 3 Colon Cancer. She is in 5+ years remission

  • I had two parents that had cancer, my dad had non-smoking lung cancer and my mom had Bladder that metastasized into the lungs and kidneys. Both died, my mom recently.

  • Hello! Four year survivor of Hodgkin Lymphoma. Excited for this online conference!

  • WELCOME TO GVCC21, EVERYONE! We're so glad you're here! I'm Liz, GRYT Health Engagement Specialist, Bladder Cancer Survivor & Urostomate. Can't wait to meet all of you!

  • I've known so many people with cancer, I've lost count. I'm here to learn how to be a better supporter and friend.

  • Don't forget about us after #GVCC21! GRYT Health has lots of things going on year-round, including chatrooms! https://web.grytapp.com/account/login Check us out there 24/7/365!

  • A brother of mine was diagnosed, and has now beaten the pants off Hodgkins Lymphoma.

  • Hello Everyone, My name is Danielle. I have Stage 4 Advanced Thyroid Cancer since 2012. I am currently getting treated for my 4th recurrence.

  • I'm an acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivor. I recently finished treatment and now I feel like I want to work as a patient advocate and help other cancer patients find great resources, like GRYT and this conference!

  • Hello..I am a 13 year, 2 time Lung Cancer Survivor!

  • Hi, I'm Ginger, diagnosed with breast cancer last Dec. Finished radiation on Sept 30th.

  • I had Hodgkins 28 years back.I am Vandana Gupta from India. My cancer helped me in setting up a support group...V Care Foundation Looking forward to the learning here. Live in India

  • Jen from Michigan. Triple positive breast cancer and doing a clinical trial at IUPUI.

  • Hello, Meg in WA state. Cervical cancer stage IIIC2, dx:2/2020, did multiple rounds of chemo and internal/external radiation. Currently on immunotherapy treatments. Looking forward to learning and maybe meeting some other people going through similar things.

  • Hello! I'm an 8 year T-Cell ALL and BMT survivor.

  • Hello I am a Stage 3 Anal Cancer Survivor! NED for 4 months. We need more publicity for this type of cancer!

  • My name is KellyAnn, I'm a pediatric cancer survivor & I beat Hodgkin's disease 12 years ago. Cancer isn't easy nor pretty, but there's always a silver lining & awareness puts you ahead of the game. Keep fighting the good fight, Warriors & Caretakers! <3

  • I am Michelle, I will never be a "Survivor" (I actually hate that word.) I am living with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer. Breast cancer that has spread to my bones.

  • Hi there! My name is Hailey (HL survivor) and I am representing Escape in the Exhibitor Hall! Escape is an organization serving the Adolescent and Young Adult LGBTQIA+ Cancer Community! Come chat with us! :)

  • I’m a 30yr old with stage 4 breast cancer that metastasized to my spine & lungs. I’m so grateful to have found this conference from my cancer support group in Los Angeles. Day one was great; looking forward to the next two days!

  • Ovarian cancer, 1 yr since my recurrence. Needing help getting back into life.

  • Caregiver & Advocate on Living with Lung Cancer! Public Health organizations have failed to update the story of lung cancer! Advances in Research have made it possible to LIVE and have HOPE! Anyone with lungs can get lung cancer! Twitter Me @RhondaMeckstro1

  • Hi!! I'm Milagros and a survivor of ovarian and uterine cancer. Super excited about my first time at the GRYT conference. You go, GRYT team! Took the day off to make sure I did not miss any amazing inforamtion. Woo hoo! Knowlegde is power!

  • I'm Mom, caregiver, to Liv - survivor of Leukemia. She will be two years off treatment for the beast 11/28. Just yesterday was two years since she rang the bell in clinic. She was 11 at diagnosis.

  • 16 year survivor diagnosed at 33 with triple negative breast cancer (brca-) family history does include colon cancer. from houston, tx. follow me @texaspina

  • I am a survivor. I was diagnosed in Dec 2014 with MALT NHL (lining of major organs) stage 4 by an ent who was putting a tube in my ear. MY numbers so far have been good

  • I’m a stage 3B colorectal cancer survivor I’ve been NED for three years. Helping others in the fight brings purpose to my survivorship. No one should feel like they have to fight this disease alone

  • I am Louise - I had Hodgkin Lymphoma when I was 21, have had nearly all the long term effects going- Hypo thyroid, skin cancer, breast cancer etc. I have been living with the effects of cancer for 35 years. But I am still here!

  • Jenny, registered nurse taking care of breast and gyn cancer patients since 2011

  • Hi Everyone - This is my first time attending the GVCC & I'm looking forward to Day II. I'm Jade, Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in 2005 at age 16.

  • Vivian from Miami, FL. Triple positive breast cancer survivor. Dx in 2013. Surgery and Chemo plus Herceptin finished 2014. Now on Exemestane. No evidence of disease and it helps me to help others anyhow I can.

  • My name is Libby. I am 53 years old and was diagnosed with Stage 1A Invasive Ductal Carcinoma July 16, 2020. I underwent a bilateral mastectomy, 2 reconstruction surgeries as well as a hysterectomy & oophorectomy. On 8/31/21 I celebrated my 1 year cancerversary.

  • Hi. I am a caregiver to my dad who was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer in 2013. I also founded Hope for Stomach Cancer.

  • Hi my name is Walter I'm stage iv colorectal metastasis to liver and medical system cant help me. Been 2 years self medicating and all 7 tumors stable. I can help if others need

  • Hi am Danette ,am 1 ovarian stage 2 cancer survivor ,had 6 cycle chemo treatments for 4 1/2 months ,finished my chemo treatments on July 21,2020. 6 months later was hospitalized with covid pneumonia almost end up in ICU this is my second attending GVCC21 ,

  • I am an MPN patient with Myelofibrosis. My health has declined, dramatically. Hydroxyurea was not working after 20 years so now I am on Jakafi. The fatigue can be overwhelming and has impacted my quality of life.

  • Hi! @TripleNegative_StayingPositive here! aka, Tiff :) TNBC diagnosed 1/8/2021. Finished chemo in June, (did not get PCR) Single mastectomy in July, Lympha bypass surgery in September, half way through Rads right now. Unsure of what is next: maybe a clinical trial! <3

  • Hi, I am Mary-Ann. In January 12th 2019, I lost my elder sister to breast cancer. She was diagnosed in 2011. She was treated then but the cancer resurfaced in March of 2018.

  • Shalom y'all! I'm Beth (@adventureaftercancer) and I'm a 3-year Triple Negative breast cancer survivor. Happy to be here at the conference this weekend!

  • My name is Lody I’m still in treatment now

  • I am a breast cancer survivor and family/friend supporter. <3

  • I lost both my Mom and Dad to cancer. I also just lost my brother 2 weeks ago to Endocrine Cancer in his nasal cavity that metastasized. I am a breast cancer survivor and I have another brother with salivary gland cancer.

  • Good afternoon from Pennsylvania - I'm a middle-aged, 17-year cancer survivor and advocate. What's everyone talking about right now?

  • Hi from the Bay Area, CA, I was recently diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. I'm happy to be here, I'm soaking up all the knowledge. -Becca

  • Hello from Minnesota, where we’re getting our first snow of the season! I’m 2 years out from a stage 2 invasive lobular breast cancer diagnosis. What an eye-opening experience it’s been. Thanks GRYT for this great conference!

  • Hi!! I'm Karen, a cancer caregiver turned advocate for AYA cancer patients. My daughter Cassie found such great confidence meeting other young adults managing cancer, her story became the fuel for our mission. Come say "hello" at the Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation virtual booth!

  • Hi All! Think this is a great conference. Surviving cancer(s) hasn't been easy & I'd love to connect to a community that understands this journey.

  • Hi! I am a bereaved caregiver of a 20 year old AYA diagnosed with AML. Miss her every day! Thanks GRYT Health for creating a safe space to discuss important challenges in cancer treatment and care!

  • Hi , Stephanie and was diagnosed witih Alk+ Non small cell lung cancer in Sept 2020. The cancer also went to parts of my spine, neck ,and lymph nodes. Hoping to learn more about treatment options and clinical trials

  • Hello, I am late to the board I had treatment Monday been extremely exhausted and feeling guilty about sleeping so much

  • AML survivor. Just hit my 5 year mark in August! Feeling good and thriving. <3

  • Hello everyone! 12 1/2 year survivor! - Ovarian Cancer - GCT Stage IIC, diagnosed at 30. Love you all! Leslie

  • Hi, I'm Debbie, an 8 year survivor of ovarian cancer. My mom is a 17 year survivor of 2 types of breast cancer & lymphoma. I have also lost a bonus daughter to Ewing Sarcoma 4 years ago.

  • 3.5 yr Bladder Cancer Warrior with 7 recurrences, 8 chemo doses and only 11 mo NED max. Clock reset this month. When will it end? I feel like a ticking time bomb!

  • Hi everyone! I am Terri Coutee, two-time breast cancer survivor who had successful DIEP flap (using my own tissue) breast reconstruction after a double mastectomy. I've had chemo, radiation, and six surgeries total. My exhibit booth is at DiepCFoundation. Happy to help.

  • Hi everyone! I am Terri Coutee, two-time breast cancer survivor who had successful DIEP flap (using my own tissue) breast reconstruction after a double mastectomy. I've had chemo, radiation, and six surgeries total. My exhibit booth is at DiepCFoundation. Happy to help.

  • Hi Everyone, I’m so honored to be sharing in this event with you! My name is Dorothy Paredes, I am a 3x cancer survivor, self published author of ‘26 & Fu¢ked’ , and the founder of The Atrium Foundation. Let’s thrive together!

  • Hi, My name is Yvonne and I live in Mesquite, Texas. I am a 7 year breast cancer survivor. Originally diagnosed in 2014 and recurrence in 2019. I am Surviving and Thriving with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer!

  • Hi everyone! I have been battling a rare cancer since 2016. I'm grateful for everyday that I have and to connect with others going through the same thing :)

  • Hi, I am/was the sole caregiver to my partner who in 2016 at 30 landed with stage three thymic cancer and SVCS. He was lucky and survived. Keep fighting. This is just one of my cancer stories, I hope one day it is gone.

  • Diagnosed with Rectal cancer at age 36. Navigating long term side effects from treatments and survivors guilt as other young CRC friends keep Passing away.