Childhood Cancer Survivor Speaking
It took 15 years to pass for me to come to terms with my experience and embrace them. Today, I share my story of survival. Whether it’s organizations looking for motivation and inspiration or in support of advancing awareness and support of cancer research and care organizations. My goal as a childhood cancer survivor speaker, is to create good from my experiences.
As the summer of 1999 approached I was filled with excitement. School was letting out. I was about a month away from my birthday. I was in 6th grade. This was the summer that marked the jump in our school district from elementary school to high school. High School was 7 – 12 and I was moving from a rural, country school to the “city school.” A town of a whopping 2,500. Still, excitement was ample. As summer approached, excitement gave way to exhaustion, headaches and nausea. By August, instead of going to high school orientation with my peers, I was getting oriented to chemo, radiation and brain surgery. A rare, stage 3 malignant ependymoma made itself known that summer and changed the course of my life. Today, I am a childhood cancer survivor, 18 years strong. I share more of my story here, along with curating other survivor stories, content, research, awareness and work to build a community of survivors online and across our social media properties. My belief is strength in numbers. Supporting each other where ever we are in our journey, and no matter our role.
Today, I live in Minneapolis where I run my marketing firm Lake One. I seek adventure in business and in life and spend as much time outdoors as I can. Blessed to live in the land of 10,000 lakes, I share some of my favorite places on my North Shore Travel Blog.
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