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CHRONICLES OF THE CRAZY COLORECTAL CANCER CAT LADY

Adventures in living with Stage IV Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer & Four Cats.

Hi, I'm Violet. I was diagnosed with Stage IV Colorectal Cancer in November 2016, at the age of 31. Follow along to learn from my experiences in living with a terminal cancer as a single millennial, living in Washington, DC, with four adorable Chemotherapy Catpanions & Colorectal Cancer Catvocates.

I am passionate about reducing the stigmas associated with terminal and chronic illnesses, death and dying, and specifically, metastatic cancer.  Here I share my ever-changing feelings, opinions, and experiences in living with a terminal cancer for many years. I hope to raise awareness for a growing segment of our population: those living with, and enduring treatment for cancer indefinitely.  I'm here for those of you who will never face the challenge of adjusting to life after cancer, but instead constantly juggle the demands of living with it. I strive to both live and die with grace, elegance, & most importantly, humor.

I also share cancer related events and programming that I find cool, both in the Washington, DC area and online.  Check those out below.

Upcoming Cancer Related Programming in Washington, DC

  • DC Young Adult Cancer Meet Up and Support Group
    Sun, Aug 25
    Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
    Aug 25, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
    This monthly gathering is an opportunity to meet other young adult cancer survivors in their 20s, 30s and early 40s. Join us to enjoy a light dinner together with caregivers and participate in a facilitated group support session. This program is a collaborative initiative of local hospitals, health
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  • Mindfulness & Meditation in Integrative Cancer Care
    Wed, Aug 21
    Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
    Aug 21, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
    Learn more about the benefits of mindfulness and mediation for cancer and cancer related side-effects.
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  • The Healing Power of Communication
    Wed, Aug 07
    Lohrfink Auditorium
    Aug 07, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
    Lohrfink Auditorium, 3613-3625 Canal Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    The Healing Power of Communication with Katie Couric. A Conversation moderated by Georgetown oncologist John Marshall.
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  • Behavior Change: Harnessing the Power of Procrastination
    Thu, Aug 01
    Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
    Aug 01, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
    Does harnessing procrastination to promote change sound like a paradox? It turns out that we procrastinate for a reason, possibly one that is deeply rooted in our emotions. Come explore what keeps us from reaching our goals and learn more about yourself along the way.
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