Officially Summer

Hey everyone!
Thanks to everyone who has stuck around, and read every dreary and depressing word throughout the past two and a half years. Having lived it, I'm aware of how awful it all sounds.

Three months post Hawaii trip, which was incredible, and I only have two months before I leave for college. Luckily, I am going to Susquehanna University which is roughly an hour and a half away from my house. I will be studying journalism and sports media as well, hopefully. My dad wants me to minor in business, but I'm not interested in it at all. I never have been. Anything with math or set hours is not up my alley. But with journalism and sports media, you might see me on ESPN in a few years, my life goal.
About a month and a week ago, I had one of the best nights of my very short life. I went to prom with the best date ever, don't tell my cousin or best friend. He looked absolutely amazing and his tie matched my dress so perfectly that we looked like a real couple, which some people at prom were thinking. We slowed dance, but agreed to never talk about it anymore, my bad. He was so sweet, getting me dessert and a drink, without me asking. He made my senior prom a night to remember with deep talks in the car, running through the rain and getting my dress soaked twice in one night. Even though the corsage cut off the circulation in my wrist and broke, it was unforgettable, especially having my first male date to prom, ever.

Last night, myself and about fifteen other teens were honored and celebrated at the first annual Four Diamonds graduation banquet. It was for any 2017 graduate who was treated at Penn State Hershey with the help of Hershey anytime throughout their life. To me it was amazing just to see how many other kids have fought through a deadly disease and continued with their schooling. I know from personal experience that when you're having full days of chemo or stuck in the hospital on antibiotics because you spike a fever that giving up on your work seems so easy. But having just graduated, on time, I'm so glad that I never listened to my teachers who expected me to give up because it was the easy way out. Well, for everyone who has cancer, had cancer or knows someone who has or had cancer, we all know there's really no easy way out of it. You just have to push through it because not every day will be terrible..
One important point i heard last night that i couldn't agree with more was regarding the definition of being a cancer survivor. To me and numerous other people who had cancer, the moment you get diagnosed with cancer, you become a survivor. Because right then and there, you are living with cancer and surviving it, no matter the outcome.

To finish this post, I'd like to say how grateful I am for everyone whose supported me through everything, even after treatment finished. In the words of Kevin Durant, "you the real mvp".

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