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Scholar Stories

Our scholarship recipients are insightful and inspiring. Read their award-winning essays to learn more about them and their individual journey.

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childhood cancer recipients

Zachary Sherwood

Zachary Sherwood

The Definition of Survivorship Survivorship is coming within an inch of the unknown and returning to this ...
Tyler Youtz

Tyler Youtz

What does survivorship mean to you? Toxic slime. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' toxic slime. My mom tried to ...
Taegan Strain

Taegan Strain

Often, when asked what survivorship is, people assume surviving cancer is the culmination of survivorship - the ...
Sammy Husen

Sammy Husen

"Hi!" I got off the bus and whizzed past my sister, peeling with laughter, "Bye!" I rushed through the door ...
Rian Covington

Rian Covington

It was a normal Wednesday afternoon. I got food after school with my friends and headed over to the night-time ...
Phoenix Walker

Phoenix Walker

Survivorship is something I treasure. The odds were stacked against me from the start, as the cancer I was ...
Patrick McSweeney

Patrick McSweeney

A life without cancer is a life I will never understand. The only reason I know what happened on the day I was ...
Mitchell Rice

Mitchell Rice

What does survivorship mean to me? When I was diagnosed with leukemia, I was only six years old. I had just ...
Miranda Mead

Miranda Mead

Survivorship means seeing the world differently and being presented with new opportunities and responsibilities. ...
Mary Shannon

Mary Shannon

The worst news I ever received was not when my oncologist told me I had cancer at fourteen, but just seconds after ...
Mariah Michalowski

Mariah Michalowski

Survivorship means I get a first chance at seeing something that I was missing before. The oldest line in the ...
Madelyn Wilson

Madelyn Wilson

What does survivorship mean to me? I was in my hospital room, hysterically sobbing, wondering why there was ...
Hunter Samra

Hunter Samra

As I slowly gained consciousness from the terrible sleep I had gotten the night before, I glanced at my phone: ...
Hannah Ray

Hannah Ray

The View at the Top of Cancer Mountain Survivorship...what does it mean to me? Survivorship is the overcoming ...
Gwendolyn Mason

Gwendolyn Mason

What does survivorship mean to you? Is surviving simply living in spite of something fatal? If that is the ...
Emma Lande

Emma Lande

What does survivorship mean to you? There is no one meaning to "Survivorship" in the process of living through ...