Shortly after Thanksgiving in 2021, I started experiencing debilitating stomach pain that brought me to the hospital twice with lengthy stays and few answers. Finally, a surgery was performed and biopsies taken, and I was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma on February 3, 2022 at the age of 37. I had never even heard of this very rare, asbestos-caused cancer. I had four rounds of chemo from March through May, and a 14+ hour surgery in mid-July. Everything was considered successful, but my cancer recurred earlier this year. I recently began immunotherapy in early August – it’s too soon to tell if that is effective. I am also preparing for a CAR T-Cell clinical trial should I need to pursue an alternative treatment option.
Attend the Oscars and tour the Oscar Museum
- Attend the Survivor Season 45 Finale