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Thycan Survivors – DMA Alumna’s Project Builds Community

Around this time last year, Chloé McElmury (DMA 2019) founded Thycan Survivors as part of her DMA senior project with a mission to “more accurately represent the survivorship of thyroid cancer by increasing thoughtful awareness, advocacy, and understanding.” Chloé applied the graphic design skills she learned and practiced in DMA to develop a project that has had greater positive impact on people than she initially envisioned. Since exhibiting her work at the DMA Senior Showcase last May, Thycan Survivors has gained over 2200 followers on Instagram and shared over 50 survivor stories from people around the world. She’s also been featured on the Thyroid Transitions blog, where you can learn more about her work and experience as a survivor of thyroid cancer. In the future, Chloé plans to expand upon this work by producing podcasts, organizing survivor-based programming, and holding fundraisers. Check out her work below and show your support!

Chloé McElmury at the DMA Senior Showcase
Chloé with her work at the DMA Senior Showcase
A few of Chloé’s sticker designs
Chloe’s soup can sticker
Chloé assembles an order from her shop

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