BENEFITING: 3 LITTLE BIRDS 4 LIFE
One of the struggles I have had to deal with is being away from my school and friends down at Milligan College in Johnson City, TN. The school and surrounding area is beautiful, and I am a huge outdoors fanatic. The campus community is very tight and loving and has shown me tons of support since I was diagnosed and came home on medical leave. Being away from a place I love to call my home away from home is hard, to say the least.
Another huge struggle that has made me frustrated and even angry sometimes, is the time cancer has taken away from my life that I will never get back. Things I have had to miss including camps, weddings, concerts, general outings with friends and of course all the time away from friends at school as well as now being behind in school.
But the biggest struggle I have been dealing with is financial issues. We were already having trouble with financial aid for school and now with all these medical bills, they’ve made school costs look like ants. This has been my biggest struggle, because now cancer is threatening the thing I love most, and that is being in a place I love.