Beatriz King via Crowdrise
October 21, 2011
I am a 23yr. old Cancer Survivor. I was diagnosed March 25th 2009 with Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer, a very rare form in which they only get a case like mines every 10yrs. They say it will keep recurring but i know that i am fully healed no matter what the situation looks like. I had surgery April 12th 2009 where both my Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes were removed. I was forced into menopause at age 20. It was nothing but God that spared my life after a 9 1/2 hour long surgery, 8 blood transfusions, Chemotherapy, Alopecia,dramatic weight loss, and all the horrible symptoms that cancer and cancer treatments bring. In Sep 2009 i went into remission but my battle was not over. The cancer came back in October 2010 in my abdomen and on my liver. I endured yet another 2 surgeries and more chemo and treatments. i thought i was going to die and i lost alot of hope. I lost my grandmother October 29th 1998 from the exact same Ovarian Cancer. I lost friends, jobs, almost lost my sanity. Im a proud Survivor yet again as of Sep. 2nd 2011 i have been deemed remission. My battle will always be there but i am going to keep up the fight!
70,000 Americans between 15-39 are diagnosed with cancer each year. That's one every eight minutes. This is not OK!
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