Hope for You Teens

Hi Guys!

My name is Sarah and I wanted to share my story with you. I’m 25 (yes I’m an old lady, I know) and I was diagnosed with ALL 20 years ago when I was five. I was in the hospital for five weeks undergoing chemo, and steriods, and other meds. I got my port and went back school and wanted to go back to the hospital. I was diagnosed in 1990 and people were very ignorant about cancer back then. I went through three more years of chemo, steriods, bone-marrow biopsies, spinal taps, and blood tests. I have learning disabilities and fine-motor dysfunction ¬†and went to a special ed school from 7th-12th grade but, I graduated from college last year and I want to go to grad school for Student Affairs, to work with college students. I’m sure you guys are questioning “is there life after cancer?”. Yes there is. You can still go to college, you can live your life.

Hugs to all you brave teens out,

Sarah

February 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Community, Survivor Stories

  • http://www.facebook.com/LeahAShearer Leah Shearer

    Sarah,

    What you wrote is fantastic and totally on point. And old lady you are not.
    I’m not going to say how old I am, but let’s just say I have left my twenties behind me.
    I’ve had cancer twice and am the program coordinator for the TLC chapter here in Rochester.

    Any teen who reads your words should be inspired…It’s hard to see the possibilities of future when it seems so far and mysteriously ahead. Taking one day at a time is the only thing that we can do to assure we keep on movin’, right?

    Thank you Sarah for sharing your story!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1644841150 Domi

    Sarah,
    Thank you for sharing that with us! It is an awesome story. I am only a sophomore in high school. I just finished my second go at treatment. I relapsed last may. It was the worst. But im glad to know that there are people out there that are ok :]

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