When I decided to share my story with the world, I was scared....terrified actually. I have wanted to help the childhood cancer community and the depression/suicide community my entire life. I have wanted to write a book since I was 10 years old and I wanted to be a speaker for the LDS church. These … Continue reading Finally Owning Who I Am
Life in a "Bubble Room", Part 1 After receiving the first dose of chemotherapy, the doctors talked to us about the rest of my treatment plan. With any kind of Cancer, the doctors will place the patient on a specific protocol of chemotherapy, or radiation, or both. These protocols are meant to be specific to the types … Continue reading Life in a “Bubble Room”, Part 1
Am I Going To Die? We arrived at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles on January 14th, and by the 19th I was receiving my first dose of chemotherapy. Several big things happened during this week. I had my first bone marrow aspiration and spinal tap procedures outside of the surgery, and my aunt cut my hair super … Continue reading Am I Going to Die?
Acute Myelocytic Leukemia, My Childhood Cancer Diagnosis It was 1988, the year that changed everything. I was a happy nine year old girl living in Las Vegas, Nevada with my parents and almost four year old brother, Aaron. In December, 1987 I was in a Christmas play at our local born again Christian church, Calvary. I … Continue reading Acute Myelocytic Leukemia, My Childhood Cancer Diagnosis