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Survivor Stories: Taylor

The story detailed below is an account written by Taylor, a Ewing’s sarcoma survivor! Taylor is a recent graduate of The University of Alabama!

I was a basketball player and dealt with “muscle tightness” in my lower left leg. The tumor that was growing in my hip fractured it before we realized what was causing my pain. My treatment was chemotherapy and radiation. 

I’ve loved being able to hear other stories about kids just like me from all kinds of different places and backgrounds. Being diagnosed with cancer as a kid really puts you in a place of isolation where you feel like no one can relate or understand. Therefore, the American Childhood Cancer Organization brought a lot of inspiration to me and made me feel less alone.

I’m a recent college graduate of The University of Alabama and currently participating in a 9-month Christian leadership graduate program. I’m hoping to attend PA school to become a Physician’s Assistant.

My advice would be to focus on the positive things you have going on. I know it’s hard to be positive in the place you’re in, but maintaining a strong and positive mindset is so helpful to making treatment more bearable. A good attitude will go a long way.

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