In Sept 2014, while studying for my Chemistry final in my dorm room I had a seizure and ended up in the hospital. I was so grateful I was not studying alone that night and my friends knew exactly what to do. I woke up in a hospital. The doctor diagnosed me with Oligoastrocytoma which causes seizures. After 2 brain surgeries I was told they removed all the cancer cells they could see and there was no guarantee the tumor will not come back. I was thankful to be alive so I
After hearing the news, that a fellow softball buddy ended his earthly battle with cancer and gained the biggest prize, a set of wings, today, I needed the gym more than ever. I didn't know Cody on a personal level, but I knew of him. We shared a common award #cancersurvivor ! I went through every emotion today trying to grasp the reality that he was gone. It wasn't until I was at the gym that I realized I was continually thinking about him selfishly. My first thought being f
A little #tbt on the top picture to May 2014. I was 2 chemo rounds in and a day before running a 5k! And the bottom two this past month! I never really see why people look at me crazy when I give them a short version of my life to this point, until I had a moment to reflect this morning. You don't realize how strong you are until it's honestly your only option. I never wanna be a quitter and I never wanna let myself down! #keepyourheadup#thestormwillpass #cancersurvivor #weal
For the first time in 2.5 years I felt my pony move like it use to. I literally cried. Although most don't think about something so small, I do, and man have I missed it! #itsthelittlethings #cancersurvivor #chemocurlsnomore#cancersucks #shorthairdontcare #donttakethesmallstuffforgranted #infertility #youngadults #Teens #fertility #cancer #staystrong #teammaggieforacure #teammaggie #breastcancersurvivor #breastcancer #fitm #fitmom #cancersurvivor #mjdjourney #cancersux #itsth
Fighting and beating cancer was/is not a walk in the park and I feel that needs to be said before what I'm about to be say. I'm thankful cancer was a detour my journey of life took. Most people are probably reading this thinking I'm crazy and that is fine. I'm not thankful I physically had cancer, but I am thankful for the people I met, the things it taught me, the person it made me, and the opportunities it has and continues to give me. It allowed my family to become closer,
Exactly two years ago around 7:30pm, I was sitting in my doctors office, making the toughest decision of my life! My mom, best friend, and boyfriend at the time by my side, 12/23/13 is just one of those days that will always stick out in my life. It's the night I decided to have a double bilateral mastectomy. Im glad I did.#cancersux #breastcancersurvivor #bestfamilyintheentireworldim sure it's a night Mary Phillips Jones and Lindsey Simpson will never forget as well #staystr
2 years ago and the day after the first surgery of my life. I received a phone call that would forever change my life, and throw my life as i knew it (might I add it was perfect) into a crazy chaotic yet beautiful experience. It is a day I will never forget, the day I was told I had breast cancer. Nothing could have prepared me for what was about to come. I still remember everything about that day and how lost I truly felt. I still don't believe it actually happened and espec
Today marks one year when I was officially diagnosed with breast cancer. 12/3/2013 is a day I will never forget. It marks the beginning to the craziest journey of my life, and it also marks the day I joined a lifetime sorority of the bravest, strongest, and mist determined women. We may not get to choose every detail of our lives, but we do get to choose how we live it. You can choose to let it beat you down, or you can choose to live it up and make the best of every moment.