At 16 years old I was diagnosed with a solid mass of cancer in my pancreas. My spleen, gallbladder, and 3/4th of my pancreas were removed immediately, along with the tumor. I count every day in my life as an absolute blessing. The struggles to get to where I am in my life, have been endless. Without wonderful scholarship support from donors, I would have never been able to afford my college education thus far. I am a Junior at Eastern Michigan University, studying Music Therapy. Next April, I will be graduating with my degree. From there I will be applying for internships. I strive to work with Pediatric Oncology, to help children just like me. Thank you for your support and generosity in my education. My gratefulness for this opportunity can not be described in words!