About

I was diagnosed with cancer (neuroblastoma) when I was a baby. After chemotherapy, radiation and 2 major surgeries, I came down with two really bad ear infections that went untreated. As a result, I got a viral infection called encephalitis that damaged my brain stem and left me permanently disabled (mobility issues much like cerebral palsy), with hearing loss and a speech impairment. I also have scoliosis, which has been treated (4 surgeries). I love to read and write. I am a dreamer. And I have hope for the future.

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4 thoughts on “About

  1. Thank you for sharing your story and giving a voice to other child cancer sufferers. You write beautifully and I hope you can always find peace and flow through your words. Thank you, Hannah

  2. My daughter also had neuroblastoma at 2, now she is 8, and she is a beautiful person. She needs to use hearing aids, but she is doing great in school.

    Thank you for sharing your story is very nice to hear other cases of cure, since NB is the worst cancer in children.

    From Peru, good luck, you inspires a lot of people!

    God bless you.

    • Hi Maria!

      Please give her daughter a HUGE BEAR HUG for me, from one survivor to another! I am so glad to hear that she made it through, even though she has hearing loss. At least she is here, right? It is true that neuroblastoma is one of the worst cancers, since it is often not detected until stage 4. However, DIPG (brain stem cancer) is even worse, because it literally has a cure rate of 0%. 😦 All pediatric cancers are bad because the words “child” and “cancer” should never ever go together in the same sentence.

      God bless you and your daughter! XOXO

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