Dear Jack

Carmen H

Active LifeList Participant

On August 1st, 2022, my whole life changed when I got the call that what showed up on the MRI was a tennis-ball sized tumor on the bottom of my spine. I was a 22-year-old, healthy, active, normal girl about to begin her senior year at The Ohio State University, living with my best friends on campus and loving life.  I had been experiencing back pain, and decided to get it checked out after a couple of months. After a month of physical therapy that did not help, my doctor ordered an MRI. Ever since receiving the results of the MRI, my life has completely flipped upside down.  August began the whirlwind of tests, biopsies, scans, etc. to determine that it was a rare and aggressive type of bone and soft-tissue cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma on my sacrum. 

I began chemo at the beginning of September at The James in Columbus, OH.  I completed 6 rounds, and then had to relocate to Boston, MA to receive a certain type of radiation called Proton Therapy that they did not offer at The James for my situation. Once I finish proton therapy, I will return to Columbus to finish chemo.


Carmen’s LifeList:

  1. Tickets to a Taylor Swift concert

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