Mikey’s story is a bit of a long one, and likely a bit unusual to most. Mikey is three years old and was diagnosed with retinoblastoma when he was two and a half. That is not really where his story starts though. It starts when he was born. You see, Mikey is adopted.
At Kids Cancer Care the Teen Leadership Program (TLP) has been busy over the past year adapting to online based sessions where teens can continue to develop themselves and have fun during COVID-19.
“If you ever want to experience a life-altering journey with a child who has been afflicted with a horrific disease, you absolutely need to become a challenger. It will open your eyes to a world that you may not have known existed, or at least not to the depths of what it is, so do yourself a favor, do Kids Cancer Care a favor and get involved.” – Carol Oxtoby
While she cannot remember how she first heard of Kids Cancer Care, Shellen will never forget the day she took that first step to get involved. Little did she know she would be dedicating the next 20 years and counting to Kids Cancer Care. An amazing commitment and contribution we greatly appreciate.
It all started in December of 2018 when I was 13 and suddenly started having migraines. It went on for a long time before we thought anything of it, so I just took Tylenol. Eventually, I went to the hospital. My family and I spoke with the resident doctor and he said it was nothing. But the migraines were getting exponentially worse, and I couldn’t take it anymore.
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