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Joseph Sabroski is Going to Peru!

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BENEFITING: ABOVE & BEYOND CANCER

EVENT: Above + Beyond Cancer: Journey to Machu Picchu

EVENT DATE: Sep 21, 2014

THE STORY:

My name is Joseph Sabroski, and I’m 23 years old.
 
That’s probably a not-too-significant, normal-sounding statement. Except that eleven years ago, being diagnosed with stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma called into question my future adult self’s ability to even say that.
 
Luckily, after immediately receiving four months of life-saving care at Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, MN, I was right back in remission and have been cancer-free ever since. I feel pretty fortunate to be alive today to share my story and all that it has taught me. I have learned that I can look at a challenging situation and say, “I survived cancer; I’ll survive this too (and hey, if not, it’s still worth a try).” Or something like that.
 
I’ve also realized that while my struggle with cancer is over, surviving the emotional and mental stress of it is still an ongoing battle. However, the fact that I can even point to my experience and view it as a source of strength is one way of coping. I think the best way to fight back, though, is to look for opportunities to help others, and turn cancer’s negativity into a massive source of positivity. I’ve done so already through various means, such as volunteering at a Ronald McDonald House, participating in Colleges Against Cancer & Relay For Life, and connecting with other survivors for support.
 
In fact, it was through volunteering with Colleges Against Cancer at the University of Minnesota that I found out about Above and Beyond Cancer. During my junior year, my friend and current president of the organization, Kayla Hansen, sent me a link to the Above and Beyond site, and I instantly knew it was something I would love to be a part of. It has been a few years since that moment and now I am finally able to say that I am going on one of their trips, and I couldn’t be more excited.
 
I see being part of Above and Beyond as another way of turning negativity into positivity, and I’m honored to go on this journey with others who feel the same.
 

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  • Karlye Broten

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

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  • Gretchen Eckelhoff

    $50

  • Karen Larsen

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  • Scott Rowley

    $100

  • Traci Mcbee

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Donor Comments

Traci Mcbee

Traci Mcbee

DONATION: $515

5 years ago

Scott Rowley

Scott Rowley

DONATION: $100

Carol, Rob, and beloved JJ 5 years ago

Courtney Rappa

Courtney Rappa

I love this Joe! Coming from someone who's lost loved ones to cancer your story was very touching and inspiring. You're awesome and will do amazing things! 5 years ago

Kamil Roowala

Kamil Roowala

5 years ago

Karen Larsen

Karen Larsen

DONATION: $25

It is an exciting adventure for a good cause! Looking forward to hearing about it when you return! Have fun! 5 years ago

Gretchen Eckelhoff

Gretchen Eckelhoff

DONATION: $50

Joseph, This is a fabulous cause, one I am very passionate about too. Have a fantastic time on your journey and I look forward to hearing about it when you return. 5 years ago

Sheleeza V.

Sheleeza V.

5 years ago

Emma Tucker

Emma Tucker

5 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $25

This is wonderful, Sabroski. Thank you for sharing, good luck, and have a blast! 5 years ago

Karlye Broten

Karlye Broten

DONATION: $100

5 years ago