Stay strong and fight on!

This post send by Johnathon Yeager

Hello everyone!
My name is Johnathon, and I was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer on 07/07/07 at the age of 14. Since then I have done almost every treatment out there, and at the age of 20 im still fighting, having relasped 3 times. It certainly has been a rough journey, one that has defined my life and altered the person i am today. I am grateful to be alive each day, as I thank God and the ones around me with all there help. Cancer sucks, and i wish i did not have it, but everyone has there own struggles and there own way to persevere. This website is a great way to connect with other individuals and Im glad there are others out there who can understand how hard this journey can be. If anyone out there needs help, advice, or just wants a friend to talk to, maybe share some battle stories and count how many surgery scars we have then please message me! My email is Also anyone in the upper midwest specifically north dakota or minnesota, it would be great to fight together! Cancer sucks and i wish it upon no one. just stay strong and fight on! Positivity is key to beating cancer and becoming a survivor. Past survivors are truely an inspiration to me and i hope i can inspire others to stay happy. facebook me as well! Johnathon Yeager be my name! See yall later and keep kicking butt!

November 26, 2013 by  
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  • Leah Shearer

    Hi Johnathan,

    Thank you for sharing your voice with us. It sounds like you, like many others on this site, have had quite a tough road. Yet, it’s amazing the mental toughness that becomes apparent and the emotional strength that rises to the surface when one has to use it. Sometimes we have no choice but to be strong, right?

    I sincerely hope you find comfort and hope within this space and can share your inspiration with others who need it. Please have a look at our section entitled Cancer 101 (if you haven’t already). It is a comprehensive playlist of videos that feature young cancer survivors talking openly and honestly about several issues- each video is topic specific. To find this go to the first dropdown menu – CANCER Facts- and you will find Cancer 101 under the options.

    Please know you are not alone and I hope you’ll continue to find comfort and support here.

    Leah Shearer
    TLC Program Coordinator
    Rochester, NY

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