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

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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Episode 016 | Balance After Cancer with Lisa Vento Nielsen

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

Universe, what's good?! Today's episode features Lisa Vento Nielsen, an Entrepreneur, Educator, and Executive known not only as Super Mom but the Founder of Balance After Cancer (formerly Career After Cancer). Lisa is a writer, speaker, career expert and cancer survivor.

Listen in as we talk about how cancer rocked our worlds after diagnosis. As we discuss how our perspectives have shifted since having breast cancer, we dive into how Lisa was able to turn her pain into purpose. Using her skills, she has started an organization that helps survivors manage their careers. With the treatment, appointments, and surgeries it is easy to feel disillusioned when trying to bounce back and step into a better career path.

Not only is she a 'Triple E,' she moms HARD. So hard, in fact, she has written a children's book to help children understand a diagnosis called I'm Strong, You're Strong, Everyone's Strong: What We Learned When Mama Got Breast Cancer.    

This episode is packed with resources so you may want to have a notepad handy while listening! In addition to everything she does, she also rocks one breast like a boss. Just call her "Lisa with the one boob!" Her perspective is both funny and refreshing as she is not only a breast cancer survivor, she is also a 9/11 survivor. With quotes like, "I'm a fucking Amazon!" Lisa was an absolute joy to interview! Laugh with us as you step into our post-cancer worlds while finding out how you can support her organization.

If you would like to get in touch with Lisa, you can contact her in the following ways:

Thinking about starting a podcast? Let me help you! I am offering a beta version of The Exposure Podcast Course. Not only are you getting technical information about starting a podcast, you will receive one-on-one coaching to bring your most authentic self out. It's time for your voice to be heard in the conversation! Contact me today for more details.

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

I'd love to hear from you! Tell me if I should expand the podcast or sound off about anything else 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) 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 015 | Giving You the Best That I Got

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

Universe, what's good?! Thank you for sticking with me as this podcast evolves! It's a great thing that I released this later than my normal Sunday because I have information about a Young Survivor Support Group in the NW Ohio, SE Michigan area! Tune in to hear what's new.

Special thanks to the American Cancer Society, Humor Beats Cancer, the Victory Center, and Mercy Health for all you do to help the cancer community. Check out my guest entry with Humor Beats Cancer here!

The Victory Center and Mercy Health have teamed up to bring the NW Ohio and SE Michigan area a young cancer survivors support group starting on September 6th, 2018. Fellow cancer survivor Ben Hoffman will be facilitating the group along with myself, and we will meet on the first Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. t0 7:30 p.m at 12623 Eckel Junction Rd. Perrysburg, OH 43551 in the Pontius Room.

This episode is a heavy one, so be prepared. As I am entering my third year of post-treatment, I've been reflecting on the roadmap of my life. Much of my time has been spent in isolation mode. Since I can't change it, I have to prevent it from happening to anyone else. These are seven things I wish I had known sooner about post-treatment life.

Whether you are a survivor, a co-survivor, or have a loved one impacted by breast cancer, you're going to want to tune in to gain insight on the beauty and the pain of a young diagnosis. If you know somebody who needs comfort, this is the episode to share! I want to touch as many lives as possible, and someone needs to hear this message. 

Thinking about starting a podcast? Let me help you! I am offering a beta version of The Exposure Podcast Course. Not only are you getting technical information about starting a podcast, you will receive one-on-one coaching to bring your most authentic self out. It's time for your voice to be heard in the conversation! Contact me today for more details.

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

Fly Girls, let's connect and discuss our survivorship on my Facebook page. I'd love to get your feedback and support you through your journey. 

I'd love to hear from you! Tell me if I should expand the podcast or sound off about anything else 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) 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 014 | WILDFIRE Magazine with April Johnson Stearns

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

Universe, what's good?! Welcome to week 14 of the podcast. Today, you are in for a treat, as I interview April Johnson Stearns, Founder & Editor-in-Chief of WILDFIRE Magazine. With the tagline "Build a Life You Love After Diagnosis," WILDFIRE Magazine chronicles all facets of breast cancer from patients all over the world. The current issue, which focuses on breast cancer's impact on the body, is a comforting read, especially for those of us who do not have as much support as we wish.

Tune in as we discuss April's story, how she started the magazine, and how being a caretaker and a survivor has impacted her life. Stay tuned also for information on how you can support WILDFIRE Magazine, plus a special offer for listeners of The CanSurvivor Podcast!

In this episode, we also talk about the importance of self-expression. If you are a survivor who would like to tell his or her story, you can reach WILDFIRE Magazine in the following ways:

E-Mail

Facebook

Instagram

I will be opening up spaces for business development coaching soon. Tune into Episode 015 for more details! 

Thinking about starting a podcast? Let me help you! I am offering a beta version of The Exposure Podcast Course until July 31, 2018.

Sign up before then to take advantage of a lower price. Let me help you get your podcast up and running in two weeks flat! All it takes to begin a podcast is a central theme, confidence, and the right tools. Your time is NOW! Contact me today to inquire or get started. This course will include the following:

  • Learn the exact tools you will need to record & promote (hardware, software)
  • I will teach basic editing tools
  • How to prepare and practice for an episode
  • I will also assist with messaging, show notes, and promotional tools to promote your podcast
  • Free advertising for life on TheCanSurvivor.com

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

I'd love to hear from you! Whether you'd like to tell me what you love, how I can improve, you want to be on the podcast, or you'd like to work with me, you can visit the website or find me on Instagram @TheCanSurvivor.

Upcoming Events

1) 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 013 | Real Love

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

Universe, what's good?! We are less than 500 downloads away from hitting 1,000 downloads! Please continue to spread the word on this podcast, and share away.

Since venturing out of a corporate position, I've found real love in my career. Joe Coutcher joins me today in discussing the details of the revamped CanSurvivor website. It took nearly a month to complete, and he did a fantastic job! If you have been thinking of starting your own venture, our conversation will enlighten you on exactly what it takes to reach that destination. Listen in on what was done, how we met, and what the plans are for the future.  

I will be opening up spaces for business development coaching soon. Tune into Episode 015 for more details! 

Thinking about starting a podcast? Let me help you! I am offering a beta version of The Exposure Podcast Course until July 31, 2018.

Sign up before then to take advantage of a lower price. Let me help you get your podcast up and running in two weeks flat! All it takes to begin a podcast is a central theme, confidence, and the right tools. Your time is NOW! Contact me today to inquire or get started. This course will include the following:

  • Learn the exact tools you will need to record & promote (hardware, software)
  • I will teach basic editing tools
  • How to prepare and practice for an episode
  • I will also assist with messaging, show notes, and promotional tools to promote your podcast
  • Free advertising for life on TheCanSurvivor.com

Although it wasn't mentioned on the podcast, I am now including weekly playlists in these notes. See below for my picks!

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

Fly Girls, let's connect and discuss our survivorship on my Facebook page. I'd love to get your feedback and support you through your journey. 

I'd love to hear from you! Whether you'd like to tell me what you love, how I can improve, you want to be on the podcast, or you'd like to work with me, you can visit the website or find me on Instagram @TheCanSurvivor

If you are interested in taking a leap towards resilience, please email me at TheCanSurvivor@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

1) 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 011 | Be Happy

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

Universe, what's good?! Thank you for holding space for me during this interim!

Episode 011 is finally here, and I still have my head buried in work. Tune in to see what's in store!

Although it wasn't mentioned on the podcast, I am now including weekly playlists in these notes. See below for my picks!

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

Fly Girls, let's connect and discuss our survivorship on my Facebook page. I'd love to get your feedback and support you through your journey! 

I'd love to hear from you! Whether you'd like to tell me what you love, how I can improve, you want to be on the podcast, or you'd like to work with me, you can find me on Instagram @TheCanSurvivor

If you are interested in taking a leap towards resilience, please email me at TheCanSurvivor@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

1) 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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