Shopping Spree

     I've finally made a decision on what I want my wish to be from Make-A-Wish, and I couldn't be more excited!

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Keep Us Strong

     I will be going to speak to a group of middle schoolers next week, and I'm so excitedly nervous to speak. I have major stage fright, but I am willing myself to get over it. I cant wait to speak and inform kids about what it's like to have cancer and make it through it. I want to show them that their strength helps keep us strong. 

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Role Model

     Two weeks ago I was given the opportunity to talk to the most intelligent group of kids I've ever encountered at Osage Elementary School! It has given me a lot to think about the last few days of who I want to be. 

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Back to School

     So I'll be going back to school soon, and 50% of me is so excited and 50% is so nervous. With all of my lung complications, I'm so scared of not being able to make it to each class without being exhausted. I'm scared I'll be so far behind. Most of all, I'm scared that people will look at me differently, or with pity. But I am excited to be around my friends and teachers who cared how I was doing through this whole journey. 

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Next Step

     Next step....driving. I've been working hard to get my endurance back up and I've been so thrilled at how much I can do now. The only thing left is to get my doctor to let me get my car insurance back so I can drive again.

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Freedom

     I finally got my freedom. I can go out in public again and I can go out with friends again. I finally get to be around animals and around babies. It's wonderful. Hopefully, I'll be able to drive again soon, too! I didn't realize just how free it feels to be able to go into a store until it was taken from me; now I have that ability back and it's amazing.

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Glory Moment

     I can almost see it. Almost feel it. My freedom. No more planned hospital stays, and hopefully no more surgeries. My immune system is slowly growing, and so is my impatience to finally be free. I finally will get to drive a car and go to the movies. I think I'm most excited about being around puppies again. But I'm still a little ways off from this spectacular freedom.

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My Year

     Hopefully everyone had an awesome and safe New Year! I have been changed so much by events in 2016 that I obviously went into 2017 as a different person than I went into 2016 as. I'm determined to make this year MY year. 

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The Close of 2016

     I hope everyone had the amazing Holiday that I had. I'm the luckiest girl. My family came to see me on Christmas Eve and sang Christmas carols since I'm still on quarantine and not around anyone that's sick. My holiday season will end with the close of 2016. The year that changed my life.

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Appreciation

     You don't realize how much people mean to you until you aren’t able to come in contact with them; even if they have a slight sign of the sniffles. For me, this holiday is truly about appreciating one another. It's ok to miss those that can’t visit you, but don't forget to smile at those you do get to see, and appreciate them for everything they do for you. 

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