What is cancer? It is not just a zodiac symbol and it is not just a word. Cancer is an evil word that should be a swear word. Cancer can destroy what you love and leave mean scars behind. Cancer is an awful disease to see someone go through. Cancer is the devil of fighting for your life. Cancer is something I fought. Cancer is something my mother lost her battle to. And yet, cancer is forever going to the reason why I have hope.
Cancer changes your life and the lives of those around you forever. At the age of five I was getting poked and losing my hair because of my diagnosis of leukemia. Most five year old girls are busy spending their day playing with princesses and their friends. Those days were robbed from me and replaced with trips to Pittsburgh for chemotherapy. At the age of five, I knew the meaning of blood counts, spinal taps and hair loss, when all I wanted was to be cancer-free.
When I went back to school it was difficult to tell people that I had cancer and had beaten it. I remember one parent who literally removed her child from the house because she didn’t want her child to get cancer. I remember her words to this day. Little did she know that cancer isn’t something you can catch like the common cold.
I participated in the Relay for Life because I know that by raising funds and walking for the American Cancer Society, I can help save lives. I want to make noise and help finish the fight! It’s overwhelming to think that millions of people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. It might someone close to us—or might even be you or me—but I am making it my mission to make sure that other children don’t have to suffer through seemingly endless chemotherapy.
CR Impact Points
Click the VOTE button to give Becca 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). Vote for the Volunteers and Fundraisers that are answering the call to service, raising money for charity, and making an impact for their causes. Come back and Vote every months. CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.
CR Impact Points
If you're seeing the grey VOTE button, you should feel great about yourself. It means you already voted for Becca this month. Come back next month and vote again if you still love Becca. Thanks to your vote, Becca earned 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.