At age 21, in the fall of 2002, it seemed I was in the prime of life and had everything going for me – living on my own, lots of great friends and family, loving University life, a fairly active and healthy lifestyle, plus a girlfriend I’d been with for a year. That was, until [...]
I was asked if I would consider writing something about my experience with Leukemia. I was asked at a good time because I was just about to travel to Belfast for one of my check-ups. When I was there I, as ever, met up with Susan Piggott, the Bone Marrow Transplant coordinator at Belfast City [...]
I could tell by the look on the doctor’s face! I knew the answer before he had even said anything.
“I am very sorry Jenny but the leukemia has returned”.
I stopped looking at Doctor Caswell and looked at my mum, she started to cry and all I could think of was how hard it is going [...]
I just got home, celebrating passing the test for my drivers license as my uncle called us to let us know what the doctor’s had to say about the reason that his 14 year old daughter was tired all the time and had been for the last three months. Their GP had thought she had [...]
In April of 2007, I was a pretty busy 38 year old guy. I was running Sales and Marketing for a regional Pennsylvania homebuilder, putting in long days and burning the candle pretty hard. I was having some chest pains that I could not figure out and I went to see my Doctor and she [...]
I am no stranger to cancer. I have met it several times over the course of my 26 years. My first meeting was my grandfather, who was diagnosed with skin cancer, though it didn’t affect me and the people in my “bubble”. Cancer didn’t enter my world until 1992. My little brother was diagnosed with [...]
My side of the story…
My name is Miguel Jacobo and my journey begins when I was 22 years old. I had just moved back to my dad’s house from taking a “year off” in Las Vegas, where I was staying with my mom. I had moved back in October and by March my dad and [...]