Kayleen Jurski

#cancertaughtme

Cancer taught me to be a fighter, even when times may be tough. I was diagnosed with an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, which is a type of lung cancer. It was an extremely rare cancer, and I was only the 25th case in the world. Because of the cancer I had, I went through an eleven-hour surgery and I needed to be a fighter. I also needed to be a fighter because I wanted to show my parents there was nothing to be afraid of. Going through this so young made a difference I believe. It made it much more difficult because my family was effected as much, if not more because of cancer. Being a fighter by definition is “a person or animal that fights, especially as a soldier or a boxer”, but I think a fighter is anyone who pulls through, during the hardest times in their lives. Anyone who experienced cancer is a fighter, no matter if they win or loss their fight.

-Kayleen Jurski

"I needed to be a fighter because I wanted to show my parents there was nothing to be afraid of."

“I needed to be a fighter because I wanted to show my parents there was nothing to be afraid of.”

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