Brick by brick building a structure to support young adults in my community.
Bricks is a project started by fellow ‘Burgher Charissa to help build a support structure for young adults here in the city. Â Like many of us, she’d dealt first hand with cancer and had to face much of it without the support we assume is there. Â I remember when I was getting treated and when I returned to Pittsburgh after my treatment I felt lost and alone, and I know that a lot of that was me; but I also remember searching for support groups for people like me and really couldn’t find anything. Â Breast cancer, cancer for folks a lot older than myself yes, but there really wasn’t anything for Â young survivors, and back then it could have really helped.
As part of the BricksPGH project Charissa is putting together a booklet of stories from young adults who have dealt with cancer and I am truly honored and humbled to say that a story from my experience was accepted to be a part of it. Â I just received word that the layout is almost done so it sounds like it will be out soon.
I know I’ve mentioned it before but there is not a day that I don’t think about my experience with cancer. Â Doing this actually lifted quite a burden from my mind, a weight I didn’t know was there. Â Thanks Charissa!