acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
On April 5, 2019, my life changed forever. What started as a simple ER visit for some light chest pain turned into a two-and-a-half-year battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). During treatment, I had many ups and downs but pushed myself through online courses at my university. One of the many things that brought me joy during this time was how much support I had from friends, family, and even complete strangers. My university held a Light The Night (LTN) event, and it was amazing seeing all the support from my community. Since my diagnosis, I have connected with so many other adolescents and young adults (AYAs) going through cancer treatment. I look forward to a day with new and improved treatments and cures for such an awful disease.