What is Balance After Cancer?
I think a lot about helping people who experience cancer - so much so that I founded a nonprofit, Balance After Cancer Foundation and have based a lot of what I can do to help others based off of my life experiences and expertise. My expertise in teaching college and helping students be "college ready" (I wrote the book about it - check it out here) led me to develop a FREE online class to help young adult and pediatric cancer survivors get ready for college or furthering their education.
Though I do not know what it is like to truly be a "young" cancer patient (though at 39 years old with my diagnosis and type of cancer, I was considered "young"), I have had the pleasure to meet many young cancer patients and know that those who are impacted with this disease at a younger age have a unique experience and unique in cancer world is NOT GOOD.
It is harder to get to work, to live a normal life and with (hopefully) 50 or more years of survivorship ahead of these young folks impacted by cancer, having help to get a foot up regarding college and schooling is well needed.
During these years of teaching college (2003-2016) I began to realize the abilities and skill sets of my students was shifting away from career readiness. I also noticed the extreme issues the students were facing such as drugs, suicide and more.
Each class I taught became an exercise of love and a mix of real world and textbook materials. I would take my classes and shake them up, make a resume part of the curriculum, work on public speaking and other soft skills and all of that wound up in the book I wrote in early 2016 called, "The Book on College Readiness". I also taught online and in person and have an affinity for both types of teaching.
FREE Offerings - NEWEST Online Course "College After Cancer"