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Just a swab stick can save a life

2017! And yet, cancer is still not just a zodiac sign as we would all wish. It continues to invade unexpecting people of all ages. It is the pest of our times. Cancer… a word whose sound causes the shivers. I know well that I cannot do something to make it disappear. I can help though, so some people can fight to overcome it.…

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Complicated teens…

They say adolescence is one of the most awkward times of life. A young person begins to mature and develop her personality, selects her friends, discovers what she wants, and in any case, tries to discover who she is and figure out her purpose in life.…

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Letter to Emma

Many days now, I have been thinking about writing something today for your 25th birthday that we are not celebrating. I wanted to write something in line with your own writings, something that brings out deeper thinking, strength and feeling, humor and optimism.…

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Is this the last blog post?

You choose to be sick, just as you choose to be healthy. By this, I don’t mean that I will get well, the cancer will not return, that just because I do not wish it, my nausea and neuropathies will disappear, I will not develop mouth sores, I will not ache, and my hair will not fall off. …

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UNTOUCHABLES 3.0

Παρακολουθήστε το βίντεο που ετοίμασε η ομάδα του Scars & Scarves για τη δυναμική παρουσία των Untouchables 3.0 στον 8ο μαραθώνιο του Greece Race for the Cure που πραγματοποιήθηκε στις 25/09 στην Αθήνα.…

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Hospital Ride

Today I am going to start my story with a very short biology lesson, which is based entirely on my limited knowledge of medicine and mainly on experience. For those of you who are not aware of it –and I bet there are a lot of you out there- chemo is responsible for the drop of our blood count, meaning that apart from killing the tumor, chemo also kills our blood cells and especially our white blood cells.…

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Please remain still.

A severe leg pain and numbness or tingling on my back are some of the symptoms that terrify my doctors and me. MRI is the way to go, as it is an easy and accurate way of screening my bones and muscles. Or so they say. …

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Sorry for not being your Inspiration

For the last couple of days, I’ve been trying to figure out which of my experiences I will share with you this week. I’ve had many options in mind. The forty days I was hospitalized after I underwent a stem cell transplant, an amazing trip to Edinburgh with my crazy friends, or even the time when I was strolling around NYC with my mom and Anastasia (my sister) after a minor, but rather eventful surgery, were a few of them.…

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The City of Light

Paris. The City of Light. A city of harmony and antithesis: the old and the new, the old-fashioned and the modern, haute couture and bohemian fashion. Two of my closest friends live and work in Paris, and finally, ticket in hand, I was ready to visit them. It’s been a while, and I had forgotten the unique experience that is, well, Paris. There is truly nothing like it.…

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