Caroline Ingle via Crowdrise
February 18, 2012
In September of 2011, my entire life changed with the word, "Leukemia." I lost my hair and my health, but I found new meaning for my life. Over the couse of the next eight months, my family and I faced intense chemotherapy, 16 spinal taps, isolation, and months in the hospital. I survived. We survived.
Now, a year into my maintenance protocol, I am still cancer free. However, this has been the hardest journey of my life. So many dear friends, fellow cancer fighters, joined me as we fought our cancers together. Wild Bill, Arik, Belisa, and David are gone. I am still here. I desperately need support and relationships with other cancer survivors, young cancer survivors like me.
Please help support OMG! 2012 Cancer Summit. It is focused completely on young cancer survivors like me who faced and faught this horrible battle. Thank you for your ongoing support in my journey. Much love to you!!
I 2 Y - I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation Inc wrote -
70,000 Americans between 15-39 are diagnosed with cancer each year. That's one every eight minutes. This is not OK!
The OMG! Cancer Summit is the premiere oncology conference and social networking event for the young adult cancer movement. A program of the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation, the OMG! Cancer Summit, now in it's 5th year, has become a pivotal healthcare event that inspires thousands of survivors, cargivers and providers—along with scores of academic, advocacy, research and support organizations—to get organized, build community and unite as one to drive change.
Join our team and support efforts to ensure that young adult survivors get the chance to attend this event and participate in a life-affirming weekend of support, education, community and hope.
Stupid cancer. Survivors rule.
“The OMG! Summit taught me to keep fighting, be my own advocate and never give up, no matter what the doctor says.”
"I loved meeting new people as well as seeing old friends in person who I’d only known through Facebook.”
“The OMG! Summit and the sheer enormity of our community has left me more inspired than ever."
“I made so many new connections. I can't wait to spread more awareness about young adult cancer.”
“What an amazing, life-changing and inspiring weekend.”