Welcome to my site Leukemia Girl!
Why Leukemia Girl?
Cancer is a word you never want to hear, but one I heard when I was thirteen years old when I was told I had Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.
When I was in high school, I heard a classmate was calling me ‘leukemia girl’ behind my back. I felt hurt, but I also knew she had every right to call me that because I was a girl and I had leukemia, what I didn’t like was that she wasn’t willing to call me that to my face. So at a football game, I confronted her and told her if she were going to continue calling me ‘leukemia girl’ that she not do it behind my back anymore.
What does a Cancer Survivor look like?
They look like an average person. Leukemia is a blood cancer, so it doesn’t leave physical scars behind. The only scars I have come from my broviac catheter (central line), and the emotional scars that come with what I went through. When people see me that don’t know my past, they can’t tell I ever had cancer.