The story detailed below is an account written by Molly, a stage 3 anaplastic ependymoma survivor! She just rang the bell and scans were clear as of June 1, 2020!
In the summer of 2019, I was complaining of headaches, vomiting and hallucinations of cars driving in my head. On August 7, 2019, I was diagnosed with anaplastic ependymoma. I had surgery, proton radiation, rehab, physical, occupational and speech therapy.
ACCO provided support so that I wasn’t alone, they provided understanding and most importantly, hope.
Right now, I am quarantining with my family and going to summer school to catch up. I am a pediatric cancer advocate and in the fall, I’ll be back at UNCG for Musical Theater.
What is one piece of advice you give someone on treatment or newly diagnosed?
Find your people. Stay Positive but allow yourself bad days.
Read Molly’s Gold Ribbon Hero story here.
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