My child, Walasia , who is 12yrs old is a Germinoma Brain tumor survivor. September 19,2013, was her 1st year being cancer-free. I don't know any other parents that I can talk to . I feel very…Continue
I'm in a genetics class right now (actually, I just finished it today!) and our professor occasionally sends out interesting articles for us to look at. A few days ago he sent out one about a trial cancer treatment involving the introduction of cancer-killing T cells instead of chemotherapy. The article was very interesting, especially to a former cancer patient and future pharmacist. But it also got me thinking about the future of cancer treatment.
My treatment consisted…Continue
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! In the spirit of the holiday, I wanted my entry to focus on thankfulness.
I know many who are reading this are probably frustrated. I was when I was going through treatment. On bad days, I found it hard to be thankful. I asked the question that so often has no answer - why?
Now, I realize how much my cancer experience has taught me. It has helped me decide on a career path. It has given me an extra passion for life. It has shown…Continue
When I had cancer, I was in the second grade. I missed a month of school when I was diagnosed and was undergoing surgery and radiation. There was no pressure for me to rush back to school, but I loved school and wanted to go back.
They told me that my classmates had been informed of my situation and that they wouldn't be surprised when I would return in a wheelchair. I missed school at least once a week for chemotherapy and I was really tired in class. I remember being able to sit in…Continue
Today marks 4 years from when I was diagnosed with A.L.L. I've been in remission for a little over a year and a half now and not a day goes by that I am not reminded of my blessings and my journey. On this day, I cannot help but think about my precious friend Laura whom I met through Camp Sunshine! (what a wonderful summer camp)
We instantly became best friends and hung out every chance we got, in clinic and out of clinic. She passed away a little over a year ago, but she did…Continue