As I mentioned in my previous post, coming to college was a major struggle for me personally. Soon after I figured out why I was struggling, I decided that I needed to become apart of something and get involved. Gianna urged me to join the club Colleges Against Cancer. At first, this seemed like a wild idea and she probably asked me ten times before I gave in and went to a meeting.
For me, cancer hits very close to home. When I was in 8th grade my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. My mom is my best friend and hearing that she was in this position made my world stop. She is also one of the smartest people I know and she was able to quickly and efficiently deal with the disease and kill it. She went through 3 major surgeries and thankfully she never had to undergo chemo or radiation. It was not easy, but she faced the disease head on and was rewarded in the end with her life. My mom beat cancer and I could not be more thankful and proud of her to this day.
Thinking about my mom, I joined the club and actually caught myself having a good time. It gave me something to do every Monday night and made me get out of bed. It is so rewarding to do something to honor my mom and the numerous people that have fought the same battle. I hope to see lots of you tomorrow night at our Relay for Life event at the Wilson Ice Arena!