Whole Different Ball Game

     I've realized when dealing with college admins it's a whole different ball game. My high school would work to help me so that I was able to get my education even though I was medically not able to leave my house, college is more figure it out yourself. 

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10 Days of Adventure

     The last two weeks have been literally magical for me. I was able to tag along on my cousins' vacation and experience Disney. Missing my senior trip was unbelievably hard. But 10 full days of Disney versus only the 4 I would have gotten on the senior trip made me feel so much better.

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New Diagnosis

     New diagnosis. Avascular necrosis. Chemo really is a double edged sword sometimes. I learned that because of chemo my veins are cutting off blood supply to my femur and causing it to slowly die. I find out next week if I will need surgery or not. But it will be a chronic pain for the rest of my life if I don't get surgery. It sucks to be faced with another obstacle to overcome but I'm, for now, looking past it.

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Officially Graduated

     That's a wrap! I am officially graduated and onto the rest of my life. I am excited and terrified all at the same time. It's hard to put into words exactly how it felt walking across the stage and receiving my diploma. 

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Graduation

     Today we had a senior walk in which all of the graduating seniors went to back to the elementary and middle schools to see their old teachers. In full cap and gown, and in the pouring rain, we went. The 2nd graders sang to us and gave us high fives as hard as they could. It was really a special moment.

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Forgiveness

     I was fortunate enough to receive an award that came with reward money on Senior Sunday to help me with college. I feel so lucky to have been given the opportunities I have, and for being recognized for being a part of ARVF. I learned a very valuable lesson this week though; to forgive.

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Be The Voice

     We can either be the voice or the echo in life. We can make an impact or let others. I have always chosen to be the voice.

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Sense of Loss

     The hardest thing I am going through right now is a battle with my own mind. Every night I have been having the same dream. Every morning I wake up feeling a sense of loss and sadness. Every night I have a dream about having my long beautiful hair back, I dream about running my fingers through it and brushing it. Last night I dreamt about curling it and straightening it. Just the simple things most people find as a nuisance to perform, I miss doing myself. I miss being able to do these things.

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Past is Your Past

     For my final high school English grade, I have to create a Senior Memoir of my years in high school and what lessons I will be taking away. I feel as though I will be taking away a lot more from the past four years than ninety percent of my peers. Although not all of my lessons have stemmed from walking these halls, they have affected how I walk them.

 

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Be Unapologetically You

     It's funny how little I think about what I've gone through. My cancer. I finally have gotten to the point where I feel like I can walk amongst society and not have a huge light up sign pointing at me saying "CANCER". It's taken me a very long time to feel comfortable enough to say that. It really has.

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