Last January, Victoria got a chance to take part in a PSA for a new organization that’s working to educate young people about cancer. They were taping in the Twin Cities that night and wanted to know if she could come then (we’re 3 hours away) and take part as a young cancer survivor. She and Daryl jumped in the car and made it up there in time. She had a fantastic experience taking part (though she told me she wished she had time to grab makeup!).
The PSA is now finished and the organization’s website is going live soon. I think it’s an amazing work, and would say that even if my girl wasn’t in it.
She happened to have turquoise hair that month, so she’s easy to spot.
I am so proud of Victoria. For so many reasons.
Yay for all the young people who are beating cancer, and please take unusual symptoms seriously. If your doctor blows them off and you don’t think it’s “nothing” then go see another doctor. Three different doctors told Toria that her cancer was nothing to worry about. Thank goodness we decided to remove it anyway, that the surgeon was able to remove it all and we ultimately ended up with a surgeon and oncologist who takes good care of her.
Cancer is a word, not a sentence. ~John Diamond