Faith, Hope and Cancer: The Journey of a Childhood Cancer Survivor is my memoir.
Childhood cancer showed me God’s role in my life and how important faith and hope truly are. This is my story of surviving cancer treatment, struggling with being diagnosed with leukemia during my already sensitive teenage years, and then navigating life after cancer.
Within weeks of learning, I had leukemia, and my friends had disappeared. I found myself facing a new, somewhat frightening life on my own. In my memoir, I share how faith and hope played a part in my survival and what I learned about family and friendships. I share the mistakes I made along the way and the lessons I learned from them.
I hope this book will make readers laugh, cry and feel inspired. I hope it helps cancer patients, both now and in the future, realize even more deeply that they are not alone. I hope healthcare workers read this book and gain a deeper understanding of their patient’s needs, especially gain insight into approaching children and young adults diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. I hope teachers learn more about how to support students when they are diagnosed with cancer. I hope family and friends of individuals diagnosed with cancer will read this and understand the importance of their role in their loved one’s journey. Lastly, I hope that all of my readers discover the importance of faith and hope, especially when it seems there is nothing else.
The Meaning Behind the Cover Design
My cousin Michelle designed this cover for me.
The cross represents faith. The dolphins represent hope.
The orange ribbon represents leukemia.
The gold ribbon represents childhood cancer.