In December of 2011, my legs had become very swollen and walking had become all but impossible. I did not know what was happening to my body. I went to the doctor in March of 2012 and was rushed into ICU because my body was shutting down and I was at the point of death according to the doctors. After spending seven days in ICU at The University of Mississippi medical center, I was diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma. My world, in my mind, had come to an end. I had enjoyed a life as a social worker and now I needed one. Over the next 13 months, with the help of my family and friends, I would join in the fight of my life for my life. This has been a very long and sometimes lonely road, but I thank God I made it. This cancer type I had never heard of it before and I now have made it my life mission to bring awareness to it with my #beatsarcoma campaign here in Mississippi. I just want to say that you can overcome this — just stay in the fight.
If you or a loved one has been impacted by sarcoma cancer, we encourage you to share your story. Sharing your story can be such an inspiration to others who are dealing with sarcoma in their own life and remind us all of the urgency to find better treatments in order to make an impact on the devastation that sarcoma cancer brings. Let your experiences help others become involved with raising awareness!