Diagnosed at age 27
I am thankful to God that I have cancer. People look at me strangely when I say that. What it means is this: having this disease has given me a second chance. It has given me the chance to step back from my life and rearrange my priorities. I feel like a different person than I was eight years ago. I feel a little part of my former self in me, but I have been bathed into a new light. And for that, I am thankful. Having cancer saved my life.