I am a junior in High School, a cancer patient in remission, and now the Ambassador for the Children’s Cancer Foundation’s Anything-A-Thon event.
Ever since my diagnosis in 2010 with Hodgkins Lymphoma I knew that I was going to be the voice for the children who couldn’t be heard.
The reason being an ambassador for such a wonderful organization such as CCF is important to me is because it gives me the chance to give back to everyone who has always been there for me. This gives me the opportunity to let every child fighting a life-threatening illness know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Life isn’t about the destination, it is about the journey.
That’s the message I want to send every child fighting cancer. The word Cancer can make the world stop around you, especially if it is followed by the word terminal. A diagnosis like that can make time stand still. But, it’s not the end of the world. Every child diagnosed with cancer will have a different journey describing their battle.
That’s the story I want to tell. I want to encourage children to make their journey count. Everyone’s time here on earth is limited, and it’s even more limited when you’re diagnosed with cancer. But cancer doesn’t mean you stop living your life. To me, cancer is the ultimate challenge to accomplish everything you can in a shorter period of time.