Success means winning the battle against leukemia and any other obstacles in life. It also means meeting my goals both physically and mentally. It means living my life and being normal like everyone else. Most of all, success means winning by using weapons like chemotherapy to win my battle against leukemia.
My battle began when I was 12-years-old and I am now 15-years-old. My doctors at Texas Children’s Cancer Center are using powerful tools like chemotherapy and lots of medicines to help me fight and win my battle. It hasn’t been easy, especially dealing with side effects and immune system issues which have kept me out of school. Fortunately, I have people like my parents, friends, doctors and nurses who have supported me through this whole ordeal. They have helped me to keep a positive attitude and win my battle against cancer.
I really appreciate the help I received from one of the greatest football players of all time – Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who has been a huge morale booster and a great friend. J.J. and the Texans have been my inspiration to keep fighting and never give up. The Texans fought hard to get to the playoffs this year and I fought hard to win my playoff with cancer. The team has really helped inspire me to fight and win my battle against cancer. My last chemo treatment will be in March and when my immune system gets better I will be back in school. One day, I want to start a charity to help kids with cancer and I want to go back and visit with kids when I am cancer free. I want them to know they can win this battle because I am winning.
NFL Films caught my recent reunion with J.J. Watch the exciting moment here!