When I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, my world was turned upside down. I knew of teachers and friends of friends who had been diagnosed with brain tumors, but nobody in my immediate family. I was alone in this fight, but not without the tremendous support of my family and friends.
I started this blog as a way to share my story with others. To educate, inspire and be an outlet for those who are currently undergoing treatment or who are just diagnosed. At the time I was diagnosed, I had just finished my first year of law school, underwent treatment, went through an extensive recovery period and immediately went back to school all within a matter of six months. I didn’t dwell on it or feel bad for myself and in turn, I never really talked about my ordeal until now. While I likely face obstacles for the rest of my life, I am here to share with you my story to show you that today was not as bad as it seems and tomorrow gives rise to new opportunities.
During my recovery, I was given this picture that now hangs in my office and I read it daily – “Adversity. We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”