The CanSurvivor Podcast with Kelsey Smith

Breast cancer affects thousands of young women each year. Follow one young survivor as she navigates various programs and initiatives through interviews and personal experience. www.TheCanSurvivor.com

American Cancer Society Programs & Services | Episode 026

Universe, what’s good?! We have a double feature in this episode. Today’s guests are the amazing Lori Knous and the wonderful Heidi Nafziger. Lori recently went to Washington DC as a Special Correspondent for The CanSurvivor Network. Heidi is the Senior Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society.

As an early stager who developed stage four within years, Lori is continuously looking for answers and crusades for all metastatic breast cancer thrivers. Tune in to listen to her experience, and how it affected her. 

Next is the super-informative interview with Heidi. Established in 1913, the American Cancer Society hopes to eradicate cancer through various initiatives and programs.

Heidi shares with us what the American Cancer Society offers, the impact the organization has made in the breast cancer space, and how the organization protects us from exposure to harmful elements through advocacy and action. We also discuss Heidi's journey since joining ACS. If you have ever wondered how such a large organization makes a local impact, this is your episode.

This month is Breast Cancer Action Month, and one way to take action is to participate in the #KissThis4MBC and #More4MBC challenges. #KissThis4MBC: Post a selfie with this hashtag, and Novartis will donate $15 will towards Metastatic Breast Cancer organizations METAvivor and Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN). Tag three people, and let’s keep this going! #More4MBC: Post a picture of yourself and/or others doing the "Thriver Pose," and $100 will be donated to either Metavivor, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, or Young Survival Coalition.  It’s really that easy!

We have a private group for survivors only, so please join.

Know of any upcoming events listeners should know about? Email me: Kelsey@TheCanSurvivor.com

I'd love to hear from you! Sound off about anything you'd like to talk about. If you'd like to work with me, you can visit the website or find me on Instagram @TheCanSurvivor.

 

Please don't forget to comment, rate, share, and subscribe.

 

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Glass City Sound - Equipment 

 

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZC18e7EaqI

Kelsey's Weekly Playlist - Spotify Link

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Support for Cancer Patients: The Victory Center | Episode 025

Posted by thecansurvivor in Cancer, Education, Women's Health, Entrepreneurship, Toledo

Universe, what’s good?! Today’s guest is the lovely Penny McCloskey, Program Director of The Victory Center, a Toledo, Ohio-based center that provides support for cancer patients, survivors and families through free programs, classes, and support groups.

Penny shares how her life path led her to The Victory Center, an overview of services, and how The Victory Center has impacted lives. We also discuss how The Victory Center puts the FUN in fundraising. If you're inspired to create something like The Victory Center in your area, this episode is for you! 

This episode is near and dear to my heart, as The Victory Center was my guiding light towards recovering from a breast cancer diagnosis. You'll hear a bit on how I utilized this wonderful center in my own post-treatment experience.

This month is Breast Cancer Action Month, and one way to take action is to participate in the #KissThis4MBC and #More4MBC challenges. #KissThis4MBC: Post a selfie with this hashtag, and Novartis will donate $15 will towards Metastatic Breast Cancer organizations METAvivor and Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN). Tag three people, and let’s keep this going! #More4MBC: Post a picture of yourself and/or others doing the "Thriver Pose," and $100 will be donated to either Metavivor, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, or Young Survival Coalition.  It’s really that easy!

We have a private group for survivors only, so please join.

Know of any upcoming events listeners should know about? Email me: Kelsey@TheCanSurvivor.com

I'd love to hear from you! Sound off about anything you'd like to talk about. If you'd like to work with me, you can visit the website or find me on Instagram @TheCanSurvivor.

 

Please don't forget to comment, rate, share, and subscribe.

 

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Glass City Sound - Equipment 

 

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZC18e7EaqI

Kelsey's Weekly Playlist - Spotify Link

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Episode 024 | Pink Perfect with Michal Koleth Arbel

Posted by thecansurvivor in Cancer, Health, Education, Women's Health, Entrepreneurship, Beauty

Universe, what’s good?! Today’s guest is the one and only Michal Koleth Arbel , founder and CEO of Pink Perfect, a personal favorite brand of mine that creates prosthetic nipples for those afflicted by breast cancer.

Michael shares how she came up with the idea, the steps she took, and how it has changed her life for the better. This episode is packed with information, and if you are watching on video, you can see what the bold pair look like on!

I love my Pink Perfects SO much that there is a special offer for you. Use the code ‘Pink25’ and take advantage of a special offer. For those of you that do not have nipples, there is an option without surgery.

This month is Breast Cancer Action Month, and one way to take action is to participate in the #KissThis4MBC and #More4MBC challenges. #KissThis4MBC: Post a selfie with this hashtag, and Novartis will donate $15 will towards Metastatic Breast Cancer organizations METAvivor and Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN). Tag three people, and let’s keep this going! #More4MBC: Post a picture of yourself and/or others doing the "Thriver Pose," and $100 will be donated to either Metavivor, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, or Young Survival Coalition.  It’s really that easy!

We have a private group for survivors only, so please join.

Ladies and gents, you have options with reconstructive surgery! Please share this episode with anyone who has been recently diagnosed with cancer, as new technology is available with less scarring AND pain. 

Know of any upcoming events listeners should know about? Email me: Kelsey@TheCanSurvivor.com

I'd love to hear from you! Sound off about anything you'd like to talk about. If you'd like to work with me, you can visit the website or find me on Instagram @TheCanSurvivor.

 

Please don't forget to comment, rate, share, and subscribe.

 

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Glass City Sound - Equipment 

 

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZC18e7EaqI

Kelsey's Weekly Playlist - Spotify Link

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Episode 023 | This Exceptional Journey with Yolanda Murphy

Posted by thecansurvivor in Cancer, Health, Education, Women's Health, Entrepreneurship, Beauty

Universe, what's good?! This month is #BreastCancerACTIONMonth, and boy, are things in motion! We have a private group for survivors only, so please join.

#KissThis4MBC: Post a selfie with this hashtag, and Novartis will donate $15 will towards Metastatic Breast Cancer organizations METAvivor and Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN). Tag three people, and let’s keep this going! It’s really that easy.

Today’s guest is Yolanda Murphy of This Exceptional Journey. She has started her own podcast! I this episode, we discuss her diagnosis as well as how her faith has guided her towards healing. You can listen to her first episode here.

Ladies and gents, you have options with reconstructive surgery! Please share this episode with anyone who has been recently diagnosed with cancer, as new technology is available with less scarring AND pain. 

Know of any upcoming events listeners should know about? Email me: Kelsey@TheCanSurvivor.com

I'd love to hear from you! Sound off about anything you'd like to talk about. If you'd like to work with me, you can visit the website or find me on Instagram @TheCanSurvivor.

Follow Yolanda on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!  

 

Upcoming Events

1) Stampede for Stage IV - 10/10/2018

Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol

550 C Street S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20024

12623 Eckel Junction Rd.

 

Please don't forget to comment, rate, share, and subscribe.

 

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Glass City Sound - Equipment 

 

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZC18e7EaqI

Kelsey's Weekly Playlist - Spotify Link

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Episode 022 | Perfect

Posted by thecansurvivor in DefaultTag, Cancer, Education, Women's Health, Beauty

Universe, what's good?! Venus is in retrograde, and I've made it back from New York City. Hear all about the trip in this episode, as well as word from our new sponsor, Pink-Perfect! Listen for a very special offer.

Ladies and gents, you have options with reconstructive surgery! Please share this episode with anyone who has been recently diagnosed with cancer, as new technology is available with less scarring AND pain. 

Through the month of October, Novartis will be donating $15 per Instagram post using the hashtag #KissThis4MBC. Each donation will fund METAvivor as well as Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

In this episode, catch a BIG announcement about the podcast! It's time to expand. Tune in for more details.

If you are in need of self-care, this episode is for you, especially if the side effects from treatment are lingering. Tamoxifen can impact muscular health. Tune in as I take you through my personal management regimen.

Know of any upcoming events listeners should know about? Email me: TheCanSurvivor@gmail.com

I'd love to hear from you! Sound off about anything you'd like to talk about. If you'd like to work with me, you can visit the website or find me on Instagram @TheCanSurvivor.

Follow Yolanda on Instagram @ThisExceptionalJourney  and tune into her introductory episode right now. There's a new podcast in town, and we will be discussing it in next week's special episode. 

Upcoming Events

1) Young Cancer Support Group - 10/04/2018

Perrysburg Cancer Center - Mercy Health

12623 Eckel Junction Rd.

Perrysburg, OH 43551

Located in the Pontious room 

 

Please don't forget to comment, rate, share, and subscribe.

 

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Glass City Sound - Equipment 

 

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZC18e7EaqI

Kelsey's Weekly Playlist - Spotify Link

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Episode 021 | New York State of Mind

Posted by thecansurvivor in Cancer, Health, Education, Women's Health, Entrepreneurship, Beauty

Universe, what's good?! We've made it to episode 21, as well as 1,000 downloads! We did it!

In this episode, I make a simple request. Please contact me with your feedback because we'd love to hear it! The podcast is expanding, and your help will make it happen!

Spend some time catching up on additional episodes, and check out the previous episode featuring Sarah Fisher Hartley. She is a 30+ year breast cancer survivor. Diagnosed at 29 like me, Sarah has quite the perspective as she was pregnant at the time she received the devastating news. 

If you are in need of hope, this episode is for you. Listen in as we discuss how breast cancer culture and treatment has significantly changed since her diagnosis, and how recent developments empowered her family to make the best decisions for their health. 

Know of any upcoming events listeners should know about? Email me: TheCanSurvivor@gmail.com

I'd love to hear from you! Sound off about anything you'd like to talk about. If you'd like to work with me, you can visit the website or find me on Instagram @TheCanSurvivor.

Follow Yolanda on Instagram @ThisExceptionalJourney 

Upcoming Events

1) The Time for Undefiable Evolution - 9/21/2018

Sen Sakana

28 W. 44th St. New York, NY 10036 

Get your tickets here

Contact Tracy Milgram-Posner: TracyPosner82@gmail.com

Please don't forget to comment, rate, share, and subscribe.

 

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Glass City Sound - Equipment 

 

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZC18e7EaqI

Kelsey's Weekly Playlist - Spotify Link

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Episode 020 | Cancer Through the Years with Sarah Fisher Hartley

Posted by thecansurvivor in Cancer, Health, Education, Women's Health

Universe, what's good?! We've made it to episode two-zero. In this episode, I interview Sarah Fisher Hartley, a 30+ year breast cancer survivor. Diagnosed at 29 like me, Sarah has quite the perspective as she was pregnant at the time she received the devastating news. 

If you are in need of hope, this episode is for you. Listen in as we discuss how breast cancer culture and treatment has significantly changed since her diagnosis, and how recent developments empowered her family to make the best decisions for their health. 

Recommended Reading:

"First, You Cry" by Betty Rollin 

"Life Wish" by Jill Ireland

Know of any upcoming events listeners should know about? Email me: TheCanSurvivor@gmail.com

I'd love to hear from you! Sound off about anything you'd like to talk about. If you'd like to work with me, you can visit the website or find me on Instagram @TheCanSurvivor.

 

Upcoming Events

1) The Time for Undefiable Evolution - 9/21/2018

Sen Sakana

28 W. 44th St. New York, NY 10036 

Get your tickets here

Contact Tracy Milgram-Posner: TracyPosner82@gmail.com

 

  

Please don't forget to comment, rate, share, and subscribe.

 

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Glass City Sound - Equipment 

 

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZC18e7EaqI

Kelsey's Weekly Playlist - Spotify Link

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Episode 019 | Craziest Week of My Life

Posted by thecansurvivor in Cancer, Health, Education, Women's Health, Entrepreneurship, Beauty

Universe, what's good?! Thank you for tuning into episode 019. This will be a quick one, as life has gotten rather chaotic as of late.

Catch me on the "Your Day" program on WTOL with Ben Hoffman this Tuesday, September 4th. We will be discussing the upcoming support group which will be occurring on September 6th in Perrysburg, Ohio. Information can be found at the bottom of the show notes.

It is critical in the cancer journey to seek support to lessen the feelings of isolation. Listen in as I discuss additional events The CanSurvivor Podcast is supporting as well as a quick thought on seeking support.

Know of any upcoming events listeners should know about? Email me: TheCanSurvivor@gmail.com

I'd love to hear from you! Sound off about anything you'd like to talk about. If you'd like to work with me, you can visit the website or find me on Instagram @TheCanSurvivor.

 

Upcoming Events

1) WTOL 11 Segment - 9/6/2018

"Your Day

Time: 9:00 a.m. 

 

2) Young Cancer Survivors Support Group - 9/6/2018

Mercy Health - Perrysburg Cancer Center

12623 Eckel Junction Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551 in the Pontius room

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

 

3) On the Edge - Presented by Promedica and The Victory Center

KeyBank building

300 Madison Ave., Toledo, OH 43604

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Donation Link: https://ote4victory.org/thecansurvivor/

 

4) Relay for Life - Presented by the American Cancer Society & Mercy Health 

5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania, OH 43560

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Donation Link: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/?fr_id=86185&pg=personal&px=47141032

 

5) The Time for Undefiable Evolution - 9/21/2018

Sen Sakana

28 W. 44th St. New York, NY 10036 

Get your tickets here

Contact Tracy Milgram-Posner: TracyPosner82@gmail.com

 

 

Please don't forget to comment, rate, share, and subscribe.

 

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Glass City Sound - Equipment 

 

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZC18e7EaqI

Kelsey's Weekly Playlist - Spotify Link

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Episode 018 | Beautiful Inside and Out with Maggie Cappelletti

Posted by thecansurvivor in Cancer, Health, Education, Women's Health, Entrepreneurship, Beauty

Universe, what's good?! Today, there was no segue as I conducted a live interview with the wonderful Ms. Maggie Cappelletti. Maggie is an international beauty expert, with over 10 years of experience. In addition to creating aesthetic beauty, Maggie is also a life coach certified in meditation.

In this episode, we will discuss Maggie's journey into unleashing her inner goddess through helping women affected by cancer feel like their most divine, genuine selves. As a caregiver, Maggie learned the importance of maintaining a sense of self during a crushing illness such as breast cancer. 

Maggie has been able to turn her lemons into limoncello through offering a free workshop at the Victory Center entitled "Beautiful Inside and Out." Available for one day only, Maggie will teach attendees practical tips for getting back in touch with their divine femininity. Class size is limited to five and an RSVP is required prior to attending. The information can be found here in the Victory Center's August newsletter. 

If you are unable to attend the event, you can listen to Maggie's latest cord-cutting meditation here

Maggie is available for one-on-one coaching so you can feel beautiful inside and out! You can contact Maggie in the following ways:

Email: Maggie.Cappelletti@gmail.com

Instagram

Know of any upcoming events listeners should know about? Email me: TheCanSurvivor@gmail.com

I'd love to hear from you! Sound off about anything you'd like to talk about. If you'd like to work with me, you can visit the website or find me on Instagram @TheCanSurvivor.

 

Upcoming Events

1) Young Cancer Survivors Support Group - 9/6/2018

Mercy Health - Perrysburg Cancer Center

12623 Eckel Junction Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551 

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

 

2) Over the Edge - 9/7/2018

Toledo Edison Building

300 Madison Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604

All proceeds will help The Victory Center. Donate here!

 

3) Ohio Metsquerade - 9/22/2018

Makoy Center

5462 Center St, Hilliard, OH 43026 

Get your tickets here

Contact Victoria Gieb: Tori@ohiomets.org

 

Please don't forget to comment, rate, share, and subscribe.

 

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Mark Sheppard - Equipment 

 

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZC18e7EaqI

Kelsey's Weekly Playlist - Spotify Link

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Episode 017 | The CatSurvivor: Don’t Stress Meowt!

Posted by thecansurvivor in Cancer, Health, Education, Women's Health, Entrepreneurship

Universe, what's good?! Unfortunately, I am not, as I'm coming down with what could possibly be crashing fatigue. For that reason, today's episode isn't going to be very breast cancer-related. Instead, I'll give you guys a glimpse into my real life, which is pretty spicy.

It's been a very stressful past week with having a garage sale and a sick cat on my hands. The garage sale was a success, and enough money was raised to cover the costs of the podcast as well as a vet visit for Eliza.

There are two BIG announcements at the end of the podcast involving events in the Toledo area. You won't want to miss it!

Know of any upcoming events listeners should know about? Email me: TheCanSurvivor@gmail.com

I'd love to hear from you! Sound off about anything you'd like to talk about. If you'd like to work with me, you can visit the website or find me on Instagram @TheCanSurvivor.

Upcoming Events

1) Young Cancer Survivors Support Group - 9/6/2018

Mercy Health - Perrysburg Cancer Center

12623 Eckel Junction Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551 

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

 

2) Ohio Metsquerade - 9/22/2018

Makoy Center

5462 Center St, Hilliard, OH 43026 

Get your tickets here

Contact Victoria Gieb: Tori@ohiomets.org

 

Please don't forget to comment, rate, share, and subscribe.

 

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Mark Sheppard - Equipment 

 

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZC18e7EaqI

Kelsey's Weekly Playlist - Spotify Link

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