Dancing can be medicine too.
This past weekend 550 young adult cancer survivors, supporters, caregivers and loved ones gathered in Las Vegas to listen, learn, support, and grow.
Our hope was coupled with fear.
Our strength was coupled with fragility.
Our honesty was coupled with insecurity.
While cancer may have been the reason we were brought together- she was also responsible for tearing us apart.
Are you in treatment?
Are you in remission?
Have you had recurrence?
Are you cured?
We were labeling, categorizing, and inevitably separating each other into manageable groups.
And as we seperated this disease into her many shades of grey- it became apparent that it was the desire to live, the desire to make change, the desire to live in spite of Cancer that united us, that guided us, and instilled a sense of community and hope amongst a sea of strangers.
As we were repeatedly stripped down to our most…
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