The results came back. My eleven year old sister, my Riley had juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma. This is a rare type of childhood brain cancer. My gorgeous little sister with long brown hair, and beautiful blue eyes that anyone can get lost in might not have children, get married, or even wake up tomorrow morning. My mother and I started noticing that she was having trouble walking, seeing and she was throwing up.
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She created an environment where we could be ourselves and where we were rewarded when we did well and pushed to be our best selves always. We also had a lot of fun. All of the girls were so sweet and talented, and I think being with Coach Jones brought us close together. Her best friend was a breast cancer survivor, so our team was called the Pink Panthers. We showed our support for breast cancer month by wearing pink jerseys, hair bows, socks, shoelaces, and sparkly monogrammed sweatpants.
Without her in my life I have no idea where I would be. I know that if it wasn’t for her going through such great lengths for me I would have never been able to experience everything I have so far. I’m blessed to have such a caring mom to push me and help me through life. Her ability to persevere through obstacles and challenges makes her an exceptional leader and mentor. I know I will come across problems in life however, I also know that if I apply the lessons I have learned from my mother, I will be able to conquer any
Breast cancer is a cancer worse than what i had especially since she had to have chemotherapy. Chemo lowers your white blood cell count. White blood cells are what help you fight of diseases so she could easily get sick. She did get sick and had to go to the hospital my dad went with her, and sense my brother was at college I had to go stay with my cousins in cairo so they could take me to school. I had to stay with them for about three weeks I always had to get up earlier than usual, and when I woke up my cousins woke up except for the eleven year old named grant who I would have to pick up out of his bed and take him to the kitchen so he could eat breakfast.
Until I decided to go to Lenape, I had not had any plans for what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. When I learned I could graduate as a Certified Nurse Assistant, I was interested immediately. However, I knew I wanted to accomplish more than that. I love learning and I have a lot of empathy so I knew healthcare would be a perfect match for me. I chose nursing specifically because I love the idea of taking care of people, and nurses make a huge difference and have such an impact on the patients and their loved ones lives.
I am requesting this scholarship to help pursue my dream to become a registered nurse to be able to help and lead others. I want to be able to help people get well. Also to give premature babies a voice to be heard, and to be healthy to survive. I have always wanted to be a nurse ever since my twin and I were born at twenty-nine weeks in critical condition. We beat the odds and became two healthy baby girls.
On May 21, 2014 my life completely flipped upside down. I will always remember what I did on that day, this is the day my mother passed away from battling breast cancer. Watching her beautiful life taken from her at such a young age from a terrible disease. I promised to live my life to the fullest after realizing how a life can be taken right from this world. Never taking anything for granted because you might lose it the next
When I was little, I always had lots of fevers and headaches. We didn’t know what was causing them. On February 14, 2007, I had been diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma. I went through 5 rounds of chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, Accutane and antibody treatments. I then became cancer free for a year; I thought this was the end.
My struggle with cancer started as a 19 year old freshman attending community college in southern Nevada. My Diagnosis blindsided me, with the force of a 240 pound linebacker. It was safe to say that I was not ready for “it”. My five year struggle or as I like to call it, “battle”, with cancer was no less painful or blindsiding. Every time I thought I was near scoring a touchdown against it, it seemed to hit me even harder, just where and when I wasn’t expecting “it”.
"You have cancer," I’ve been alive for eighteen years, and I’ve been talking for almost seventeen years. Each of these words have been said around me millions of times, but I never thought that I would hear the three of them together. My knuckles were white, and my head was spinning. feeling like the doctor had knocked the wind out of me, I felt my lunch coming back up. Terrified, I sat and listened as the oncologist spoke.
I asked my Grandmother, when you finally went for your scan and the results came out positive what was your first reaction? She answered in tears and said i immediately fell to the ground in shock, “I suffered through the treatment and ended up in breast conserving surgery were i got my left side breast removed, over a 2 months of healing after being in hospital for 1 week after my surgery, after a couple of months after my surgery i went for my weekly check up and the Doctor then informed me that i had to get a mastectomy done on my right breast because the cancer cells had spread too and also a bit just by armpit , i am now 77 and finally recovered from the removal of both my breast and now i am proud to say i am Cancer free but in saying that i will never again hesitate getting a check up to insure I’m well. Because my grandmother was a victim to this disease me and my 5 sisters have a great chance of also getting breast cancer. My grandmother asked me to research some of the symptoms that could possible indicate that i may have breast