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Identity: Existing to Inspire

MayaStern2by Maya Stern, Living with Cancer, CKN Advisory Board Member

 

I was three when I learned how to absorb pain like a bike’s shocks absorb jumps. I was sitting in the phlebotomy lab, clutching my fluffy pink teddy bear. I cringed as the tourniquet pinched my skin. I have always found that part to be more painful than the actual penetration of my skin.

 

“One…Two…”

 

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