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Breast cancer affects thousands of young women each year. Follow two young survivors as they navigate various programs and initiatives through interviews and personal experience. www.TheCanSurvivor.org

Life Interrupted with Paula Mozen | Episode 042

Universe, what’s good?! We are continuing Mastectomy May with the marvelous Paula Mozen, a breast cancer survivor and filmmaker of Life Interrupted. This is Paula's passion project that shows the reality of a breast cancer diagnosis from three perspectives. 

Surprisingly, Paula started this project with the goal of chronicling two stories. Tune in as we talk about the process of documenting reality from her perspective. Find purpose in pain is a central theme of the show and Paula's story highlights her perseverance to keep going in the face of adversity. The film is a testament to the difficulties and "expectation hangovers" that encompass a breast cancer diagnosis (or two!).  

If you would like to host a screening of Life Interrupted in your city, you can reach out to Paula through her website, Facebook page, or Instagram. She does travel through the continental US! 

We will be sending out a June newsletter, so don't forget to sign up for updates! The newsletter will also contain information about the upcoming shop. If you would like to donate to the cause, you can click here

The Purpose from Pain collective is on its way. Check out our website and sign up for updates!

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We also began a fundraiser for TCSN. If you would like to show your support, we are selling bracelets for $5. Purchase one today! Shirts can be purchased here: https://www.bonfire.com/the-cansurvivor-network/.

 

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Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Tre'sja Ellis - Make-Up

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

Pink Ink Tattoo with Tara Dunsmore-Williamson | Episode 041

Universe, what’s good?! We are kicking off Mastectomy May with the marvelous Tara Dunsmore-Williamson, a breast cancer survivor and owner of Pink Ink Tattoo out of Raleigh, North Carolina. Tara is certified in 3D nipple tattooing and scar camouflage.

As a nurse, she was seemingly prepared for what breast cancer would bring. She had taken care of patients and was prepared for the drugs and surgeries. Little did she know that she'd find purpose through pain at the very end of her reconstruction process. Tune in as she describes the moment she knew she had to become a tattoo artist.

If you would like to work with Tara, you can contact her through her website, Facebook page, or Instagram. She does travel outside of Raleigh and uses specialty ink for breast cancer patients, survivors, and thrivers! 

We will be sending out a May newsletter, so don't forget to sign up for updates! The newsletter will also contain information about the upcoming shop. If you would like to donate to the cause, you can click here

The Purpose from Pain collective is on its way. Check out our website and sign up for updates!

We can be found:

We also began a fundraiser for TCSN. If you would like to show your support, we are selling bracelets for $5. Purchase one today! 

 

Don’t forget to rate, comment and share!

 

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Tre'sja Ellis - Make-Up

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

Take Two, Ep. 005: Visibility | Episode 040

Universe, what’s good?! Today's episode is solo and will focus on the new series "Take Two" on IGTV. Also, tune in for some updates about TCSN and what we are currently working on.

We will be sending out a May newsletter, so don't forget to sign up for updates! The newsletter will also contain information about the upcoming shop. If you would like to donate to the cause, you can click here.  

If you would like to participate in the MI Options study, click here. Yes, we are still accepting surveys! 

The #YSCSummit19 pictures are now available, and in this episode, we find out where #YSCSummit20 will be next year.

Facebook Business Page:https://www.facebook.com/TheCanSurvivor

Facebook Group for Survivors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheCanSurvivors/

Don’t forget to rate, comment and share! We are YouTube as well.

 

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

Angel in Disguise with Angela Baker | Episode 038

Universe, what’s good?! Today’s guest is Angela Baker, founder and CEO of Angel in Disguise! Affectionately known as "Jersi" by those that adore her, Angela is a stage four thriver who has been advocating for over ten years. Initially diagnosed at stage zero, Angela felt hopeful about her prognosis, opting for a mastectomy with five years of Tamoxifen. Two recurrences later, Angela left the corporate world and found purpose in her pain. In 2015, she began aiding cancer patients full-time through transportation services. 

Jersi's organization is in need of a new vehicle, and if you would like to donate to the cause, you can reach out to her organization through her website, on Facebook, and Instagram. She is currently using her personal vehicle, and with all of the work she does in the breast cancer community, let's help our girl help others! Please share this episode so others can help as well!

Cashapp - $angelindisguiseinc
PayPal - angelindisguiseevents

We will be having a microblading giveaway for Toledo-area cancer survivors on April 24th. Special shoutout to Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes for the inspiration! Tune in for more details.

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Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Kelsey Spotify Picks

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

#YSCSummit19 Reflections | Episode 037

Universe, what’s good?! In today's episode, I discuss the Young Survival Coalition's yearly summit. This year, women from around the world came together in Austin, Texas to feel a little less alone in this world, learning how to manage this beast known as breast cancer. It was nothing short of amazing!

Tune in as I discuss my experiences, who I met, and a few takeaways from the weekend. While we planned on recording interviews on site, Joe arrived sicker than a dog, and spent the weekend cooped up in his room. Luckily, he's now feeling better.

We will be having a giveaway for Toledo-area cancer survivors on our April 24th episode. Special shoutout to Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes for the inspiration! Tune in for more details.

The CanSurvivor Network is now on YouTube! Please subscribe for additional updates. 

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Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Kelsey's Weekly Spotify Picks

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

Collateral Damage with Tina Conrad | Episode 036

Universe, what’s good?! Today’s guest is “DJ Breast Cancer,” Tina Conrad! A fellow podcaster, Tina delves into her motivation for starting a breast cancer podcast. A stage three survivor, Tina was acquainted with the beast through her mother’s diagnosis. While they did not test positive for the BRCA mutation, they have both become advocates for a cure.

Tina tells us about her diagnosis: the good, the bad and the ugly. One little-discussed aspect of survivorship is collateral damage, and Tina is no stranger to it. Dedicating her show to Pink Sister Sandy Clausen, Tina aims to give listeners the lowdown on what true survivorship looks like.

Locally, we recently lost a friend to stage four breast cancer, so this episode is dedicated to her memory. Thank you, Sharon Reisner, for your friendship, your support, and your light. 

We will be having a giveaway for Toledo-area cancer survivors on March 27th. Special shoutout to Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes for the inspiration! Tune in for more details

If you would like to contact Tina, you can do so on Instagram @DJBreast Cancer, Facebook, and her website. DJBreastCancer is on Buzzsprout, iTunes, and Spotify.

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Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Kelsey and Tina's Spotify Picks

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

Microblading with Lauren Alexis | Episode 035

Universe, what’s good?! Today’s guest is licensed cosmetologist Lauren Alexis of LaureniLash. As a member of my “glam squad,” she recently micro-bladed my eyebrows. You can check out the results on YouTube!

Lauren discusses her journey toward becoming a cosmetologist, which began in high school. Lauren has a passion for art, which translates well in brow design. Tune in as we discuss common questions surrounding microblading, tips for finding a good artist in your area, and aftercare.

We will be having a giveaway for Toledo-area cancer survivors. Special shoutout to Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes for the inspiration!

If you would like to contact Lauren, you can do so on Instagram, Facebook, and her website.

Don’t forget to rate, comment and share!

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

 

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

Dating After a Mastectomy with Kristen Carbone | Episode 034

Universe, what’s good?! Today’s guest is Kristen Carbone of Brilliantly, an organization dedicated to post-mastectomy care.

Thanks to everyone who made the Fearless in Fuchsia Luncheon in Toledo a success! It was such an honor to represent Salvatore Capelli and Sofi Stella as a survivor model. When the numbers come in, we will let you know how much The Victory Center was able to raise for cancer patients. It was an incredibly magical day. Apologies for getting this interview out a week late. Thank you Kristen for showing up and being flexible!

Kristen discusses her unique experience as a Previvor without the BRCA mutation, as well as her motivation behind starting Brilliantly. We are all one diagnosis away from a completely different life, and Kristen found this out after being a Museum Curator before starting Brilliantly.

While discussing the topic of dating, the conversation veers towards what is necessary to date in a healthy manner. It is easy to want to fast-forward to dating after a mastectomy to grab onto some kind of normalcy that disappears after undergoing such an invasive surgery. Not only is Kristen incredibly wise, bringing great tips for dating to the table, she’s also bright as a penny.

Tune in as we discuss her invention that is launching in September 2019. If you would like to contact Kristen, you can do so on Instagram, Facebook, and her website.

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

 

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

The Power of Support with Chris Thompson | Episode 033

Posted by thecansurvivor in Cancer, Health, Education, Toledo, Charity, Breast Cancer, Oncology

Universe, what’s good?! Welcome to episode 033! We are finally back, and boy, do we have a few announcements!

The podcast is now on YouTube, so please subscribe there as well!

Special thanks to Joe and Dilla's Delights for making a girl feel special. Elsie, you're amazing! It has been a magical birthday.

I was recently featured on The Art of Getting Your Sh*t Together podcast, discussing my cancer journey. Ch-ch-check it out!

The Young Survival Coalition's yearly summit is from March 8th-10th, and I will be accompanying the University of Michigan as a Patient Advisor. Joe will also be attending as a co-survivor. Please let us know in the comments if you're making it to Austin! If you are a stage 0-3 breast cancer patient within the last five years, ages 18-45, English-speaking, and not undergoing ovarian suppression, please contact MiHealthMiChoice@umich.edu as they want to hear from you! For your time and effort, they are offering a $25 cash reward. Don't miss out!  

The Fearless in Fuschia luncheon event is going down on February 15, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg, Ohio. This event benefits The Victory Center to offer free programs and services to cancer survivors. Hope to see you there!  

While many are shocked that I was 29 when I was diagnosed, imagine being 23. In this episode, I interview Chris Thompson, Petty Officer 3rd Class in the US Navy. You will hear about his story, how he found out about his diagnosis, and how support helped him.  

If you would like to support the podcast, please rate, comment and share! 

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

 

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

Managing Scanxiety | Episode 032

Universe, what’s good?! Welcome to the first episode 0f 2019! What do you think about the potential name change? Please sound off in the comments! :) 

The podcast is now on YouTube, so please subscribe there as well!

In this solo episode, I talk about a recent cancer scare that occurred last month. Knowing the statistics, an Oncologist appointment was booked and he recommended an ultrasound. If you have found yourself in this situation, you know how scary that is. Statistics haven't exactly been on my side, so facing a recurrence crosses my mind every day. 

Since nobody should feel this kind of terror, this episode is focused on managing feelings of "scanxiety," which is the anxiety brought on by testing involved with cancer treatment and diagnosis. Tune in as I break down five ways to manage this.

If you are a stage 0-3 breast cancer patient within the last five years, ages 18-45, English-speaking, and not undergoing ovarian suppression, please contact MiHealthMiChoice@umich.edu as they want to hear from you! For your time and effort, they are offering a $25 cash reward. Don't miss out!

If you would like to support the podcast, please rate, comment and share! Is it time to get your shit together? January 30th we will have the co-host of The Art of Getting Your Sh*t Together Jena Gribble! 

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

 

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

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