On November 1, 2019, I was diagnosed with cancer. At the time, I was 15 years old and had been searching for an answer to some medical issues for a few months. Nobody ever expects to be diagnosed with cancer. It’s not something that happens to you. Until it is. The person I used to be vanished on that day, and after months of intense chemotherapy, I was discharged for the final time from the hospital. But the story never ends there. Cancer is just as hard on the mind as it is on the body. I had lost my sense of purpose and self in those months after chemo, and hardly recognized the person in the mirror.
The experience is something I would never wish upon another person, and if I could make cancer disappear for good, I would. Unfortunately it doesn’t work like that. So, I decided that I was going to do what I could to make a difference in the world. Maybe one day we will have a cure that doesn’t tear the body apart in order to heal it. Perhaps there will be a generation of people who have only read about cancer in their history books. But for now, all we can do is give to those who need it the most. Give hope and love, and support them through their experience.
Through Golden Sparks Photography, I am selling my photos either on a canvas, or print, and all of the proceeds made will go towards different charities that support children and youth with cancer. We can’t fight alone. And thanks of people like yourself, we have an army of supporters. Thank you for joining me in my mission. 💕