Today, my heart is bursting with joy. Why? Four years ago today, I was cleared as cancer free.
In fact, the dress I'm wearing in these photos is my first Lilly dress - my mom bought it for me as a surprise four years ago today!
I know that I talk about my cancer battle a lot, but there was a time in my life when I hid that I had cancer. I wanted no one to know, and I used so much energy to hide my secret that I was a less than pleasant person. But I want you to know why I talk about it so much - I want you to know that cancer doesn't discriminate. I spent a lot of time asking, "Why me? I'm 20, I have a lot going for me, I'm in a sorority, I want to be a lawyer... Cancer does not happen to girls like me." But it does, and it did, and by the grace of God, I'm still here.
Could you do me (and yourself) a huge favor? Could you get your skin checked? If you learn nothing else from my story, I hope that you will go see a dermatologist once a year. (If you are scared or need support, I will virtually hold your hand through the whole process.) If I had been keeping an eye on my skin, my story may have been completely different.
If you're interested on hearing more about my story, check out these posts:
Thanks for celebrating with me today! If you have any questions or want to chat, you know where to find me :)