In March of 2019 I found out that the tumor on my jaw grew back for a second time. This time it was more agressive and larger then the previous one that was taken out two years before. My parents thought it was the best decision to take me to Mass General and it for sure was. The doctors of the Oral and Maxillofacial and Hemotology Oncology department worked endless hours to get me on the road to recovery and I thank them so much for all that they have done!
The road to recovery has not always been easy for me. The chemotherapy treatment has taken a toll on my body and somethings have become really tough for me to do but it has not stopped me to go out and do things I love. I believe that this whole process has only made me stronger and has made me look at life in such a different way. It has tought me to never take anything for granted because there are kids and adults out there that are dealing with a situation far worse then mine and are unfortunately very sick.
Running the Boston Marathon has been a dream of mine for a very long time and having the oppertunity to run for the Pediatric Cancer Team is beyond amazing. I really want to give back to the kids because seeing what they have endured really breaks my heart and they desreve so much to be cancer free. By running the Boston Marathon it will allow me to think about all the kids I am helping and if it comes to a point I stop believing it will be the faces of those kids I have met that will motivate me more to keep trucking along on my 26.2 mile journey.