I was diagnosed in 2014 with lung cancer. I was 30 years old. I have been through a lot of different treatments but we did find one treatment that resulted in positive news from my scans. I did have a scare that past year. We removed a cancerous lymph node from my abdomen and there were complications. I was in the hospital for six (long) nights. It took over a month to recover but I am better now. My last scan was positive news once again!
I am a phone buddy for three major lung cancer organizations. I listen and share my story with the young adults that are diagnosed around the same age that I was. When you are diagnosed with lung cancer you want to know someone who has been through what you are going to be going through.
I have also fundraised for Dear Jack in the past. 2022 being my first to start my own team! I plan to revive Team October in 2023 as well.
- Chicago staycation
- Dinner at Ruth’s Chris