To all my survivors, stay strong!
During the summer of 1992 I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I was only 8 years old. At that time I remembered complaining to my mom about stomach pains, no appetite, and nausea. When my mom took me to the emergency room, she was informed by the doctor that examined me that he could feel a mass in my lower abdomen. After further tests they realized that it was an ovarian tumor that was the size of a cantaloupe.
While other kids were enjoying being outdoors, going to the beach, and hanging out with their friends, I spent the summer in the hospital undergoing surgeries and chemotherapy. When I was not in the hospital receiving treatment, I was at home with my mom and brother; unable to leave the house due to my weak immune system.
I remembered feeling scared, not understanding what was going on and why this was happening. I wish so bad that I could just be a normal kid. But with the support from my family and the care from a group of wonderful doctors I was able to fight back against this disease.
As of today I have been in remission for over 18 years. I went to college and received my Bachelor’s. I also attended graduate school and received by MBA.
I thank God that I am here today to let other patients know that you can fight back and WIN!
Last updated on: 02/22/2011
You are an inspiration
Maria Adams – 02/23/2011
That’s relaly thinking out of the box. Thanks!
Dash Dash – 06/02/2011
bitch go back in your mamas vagg and come out with a better face
yo mama – 02/17/2012