"Survivorship is a new life. New life is not something to take for granted."
Meet Our Scholars
childhood cancer recipients
"I survived, and that means I now have the potential to not only live, but to truly thrive. I’m a survivor, and to me this means that I was broken and then repaired with gold."
"Looking back on my experiences, I feel that I have been given a unique opportunity to help kids going through similar situations."
"Survivorship is the memory of hunger. The hunger for life, for one more day, one more smile, one more embrace, just one more. When your body fails, all you have left to hold on to is your desperate hunger for me. Until you are filled."
"If it weren’t for others helping me conquer my battle with leukemia when I was a young child, I would not be here today. I believe my purpose is to spread light and joy in that environment that is so scary."
"Survivorship should not be based on living or dying. Survivorship should be based on how hard you fight the cancer when you are living."
"I am embracing my life whole-heartedly, and chasing my survivorship with both hands, holding on for the ride, and ready to tackle whatever comes my way."
"While it is true that not all cancer patients overcome the disease, it is true that we are all survivors, for we all fought and will fight to the end."
"Now my idea of survivorship is to take the experiences developed during my cancer battle and turn them into positive, driving aspects that guide my life."
"Cancer survivorship has blessed me in many ways. I have the ability to enjoy the little things in life that many people take for granted."
"Survivorship means I am a warrior; I am courageous; I am strong; I am a lionheart."
"The moment I became a survivor, I took the initiative to heal, and educate myself about cancer and how to fight it."
"Life is too short to sit around waiting, and if I can inspire others with my story to take life by the horns, I will. I want to help others see the world from my unique perspective as a survivor."
"I'm not sure how yet, but I want to use my light to brighten the world."
"Survivorship means living and fighting every day for myself, those who have lost the fight, and those fighting."
"I realized that this was what survivorship meant: working for not only your survival and quality of life, but also for the survival and quality of life for all cancer patients."