When were you diagnosed and at what age?
I was diagnosed when I was fifteen, so last year.
What type of cancer?
I have osteosarcoma.
Who or what has been your biggest motivator?
My sister has become my best friend. I know if things get too much for me to handle or I'm not feeling well, my sister will always be there to help.
What advice would you give people who are early stages of their diagnosis?
Even if it may seem that everything is going terribly wrong, just know that you will always have someone who cares. Whether it be family, friends or even doctors and nurses.
How has cancer changed you?
Cancer has changed for the better! I think. I'm more open with people, more extroverted. I have met so many people and they've all showed me how to be nicer and more passionate.
What does fighting cancer look like for you?
Fighting cancer has some pretty big ups and down. Some days I can't even imagine getting out of bed and I can barely hold a conversation. Other days, are simply amazing! I'm up and out, shopping and hanging out with family or having parties with my friends.
A portion of our proceeds this month will be donated to the cancer charity of your choice. Which one would you like to donate to?
I would like to donate to Chai Lifeline who will this upcoming January, run the Miami Marathon in my honour. Chai Lifeline has helped me in so many ways, they make this journey a lot easier!
Each month we will highlight one cancer fighter or survivor. A portion of our proceeds that month will be donated in that person’s name. If you would like to be featured, or would like to nominate someone, please contact us