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Chemo Hair Loss and Care Tips – Be prepared!

“While no one undergoing chemo is every ready for their hair to fall out – there are some things you can do to be prepared, which lessens the impact” (a little), according to DeOndra Brennan, an oncology nurse at Integris Cancer Institute and licensed cosmetologist. But her best qualification to...

Fight Like a Viking!

  This is the new vision Aimee Curry carries within her heart, her mind and her soul. Her formerly shy, quiet and gentle spirit has been transformed by the excruciating pain of loss, the brutal attack on her life and love that never dies. Her enemies are the grief from the...

Michelle’s Brave Shave: Fight Like a Girl!

Michelle Crider was always vigilant about her yearly breast self- exam, even though she was just 32 and had no family history of breast cancer. Perhaps being a surgical technician and working around cancer made her wary – or at least aware of the disease. Michelle never really thought about cancer...

Guest Blog by Gretta- “Silver Linings”

  I had my head shaved a couple of days ago. I just started a new chemo protocol, and the doctor told me my hair would fall out with this drug. This process has gotten so much easier. The head shaving part, that is. When I was first diagnosed with ovarian...

Kelly’s Fight and Faith

  In this fight against cancer, a battle ground where light and darkness collide, I have been astounded how God has opened doors for T. Teal to be in the right place at the right time. One of those instances was when I met Kelly. We were inexplicably sat next to...

Kelly’s Share 4 Prayer

Saturday Share 4 Prayer: We tell the stories of cancer fighters through a feature we call #Share4Prayer. This is my new friend Kelly and as we celebrate Mother's Day this weekend her story is particularly special. We met coincidentally when we were sat next to each other at the nail shop, and...

Shay’s Brave Shave

What Made you Choose to Access a Brave Shave with T. Teal? For me, shaving my head was a way of taking charge, and embracing the challenge life has put before me (A fight with Breast Cancer).  I felt like seeing my hair fall out in strands or in handfuls at...

Delivering a Smile

Tenaciously Teal grew from my love of spreading hope and kindness through care packs given to those next to me in the chemo room. However, with significant growth it has been tough to pass out care packs myself, but this morning I was able to return to something I truly...

The Story of Zac Stice

No doubt a cancer diagnosis is a life changer, your schedule changes, your family has to make changes, you may even have to travel regularly or move to a different area. But it doesn't all have to be negative. I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in December of...

Goodbyes Are Never Easy

I just got home from one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. We all know death is synonymous with cancer, but when you see a good person and friend suffering at the end of their fight it feels even more like an atrocity. In early 2013, during my chemotherapy...