A College Student and 2X Leukemia Survivor’s Perspective
I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) for the first time at 2 ½ years old, and went through 2 ½ years of treatment. I then relapsed when I was 13, at which point I went through another 2 ½ years of more intensive chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
When I finished my relapse treatment, at the age of 15, I felt liberated. I had finally conquered the disease that had taken over such a significant portion of my childhood. Little did I know, navigating survivorship would present a whole new kind of challenge.