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When our children were diagnosed, we didn’t know anyone else whose child had been through this. Hearing other families’ stories gave us comfort and hope. Sharing our stories gave us strength. You may think you are alone and no one can understand how you are feeling. Read on to share the fear, pain, hope and joy that others have experienced.
Morgan was diagnosed with Stage IV Glioblastoma Multiforme at 7 years old. She is now 18, and while her scans have been stable (yay!), she still knows all too well the reality of being a teenager facing the obstacles of a cancer diagnosis.
Making friends as a teen with cancer has been a challenge for her, as well as many other AYA patients. We know that being a teenager without a chronic health condition is hard enough – but add to that a routine full of treatment schedules and a different perspective on life than everyone else your age? It’s not an easy feat.
On the lessons that having cancer has taught her, Morgan says “Enjoy every day, because you never know when your last day is… Cancer has also taught me how to be strong and positive through this journey.”
Morgan has a unique and admirable perspective on life, she is caring, fun-loving, and she doesn’t care what anyone else thinks of her as long as she’s happy! Now a senior in high school, she is ready to “spread her wings” and head off to college in the fall, and enjoys walking, traveling, and shopping in her free time.
Other AYA patients and survivors who would like to connect with Morgan can follow her on Instagram at @morgplatt_
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