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Survivor of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Twist on Cancer: Last Spring, I had a lot of pain in my neck, my lower back, and my legs. I thought I was dancing too much or got hurt at gymnastics camp. On the way to vacation, my jaws locked up on the airplane and I could not eat. I thought I was chewing too much gum! When I found out it was cancer, I was confused because I did not understand that kids get cancer. The treatment is hard and there are lots of side effects, like tiredness, nausea and pain. I did not feel like myself.
I learned that it’s okay to be afraid and sometimes you can not just “suck it up, buttercup”. Even though I was feeling bad and treatment was hard, I never gave up. During my treatment, 2 things made me very happy. Doing art and dancing. It was really hard to get back to dancing because I couldn’t really walk because of all the medicine, but I kept trying. I also did a lot of different kinds of art. I got better at art because I had a lot of time to do art because I couldn’t go outside. I wish I had not been diagnosed at all but then I may not have gotten better at my art. I’m still in treatment but will be done next year. I am so excited.