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Hello Everyone, It’s Spencer Harrison the founder of Teen with a Dream. I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving as it is coming up quickly. I hope that you all have a restful day and spend it with loved ones. Having been a cancer patient during Thanksgiving 11 years ago I can honestly say there is no better advice that I can give. I personally feel that because Thanksgiving is on a Thursday that it is destined to be one of the terrible holidays that you will experience during treatment. I had my very long chemotherapy days on Monday and Wednesday and it left me feeling very weak and sick. However when I sat down and started to write this post I found that after 11 years of treatment I do not recall my “chemotherapy Thanksgiving”. I don’t get nauseous thinking of the food I ate during it, which I should because to this day most of what I ate during my treatment still makes me want to gag. This means that there is hope! Hope you one day the memories that you have of important days won’t be filled with pain. It may take longer then 11 years or sooner, what i do know is it won’t happen overnight. I look forward to learning more about tips and advice on how to achieve this so that I can share with all of you. For this Thanksgiving I wanted everyone to know that there is hope.