Megan Cross

Megan Cross

Born: December 11, 2003

  • Hometown: Kingston, Ontario
  • Year of Diagnosis: 2008 & 2010
  • Diagnosis: AML

What are some of your major goals in life: To get a job as a Doctor, to start a family of my own, to just live a good life and to live my life to the fullest.

List 3 good things that resulted from your diagnosis/treatment:

  • I was able to go back to school
  • It gave me the desire to be a doctor when I’m older
  • I was able to grow my hair back and to get my ears pierced

Why are you involved in Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation: Because it helps raise money and hopes to someday find a cure for cancer and it also helps kids that have had cancer go to amazing camps like Camp Trillium.

What advice would you give a child undergoing treatment now: That whatever disease you have it will be like a roller coaster ride, there will be some ups and some downs but you always need to think of the ups the positives of winning the war with your disease. And if you are thinking of the negatives your friends and family are there to support you in any way possible by love, hope, faith, courage and strength. At the end you’ll say that you kicked cancer in the butt because you had your friends and family to support you and because you had all of our positives fighting in your war and you won at the end.

What’s the first thing you notice about people: If they’re smiling and being happy

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This is Josh Nelson – a childhood cancer survivor. He knows about facing all the challenges of childhood cancer:

“I know first-hand how it feels to be a prisoner in the hospital and endure the surgeries and the endless needles and treatments. I know how it feels to lose my hair, throw up regularly and watch other kids around me earn their wings. I lost a part of my childhood that I will never get back. I know how it feels to look different and to be different. That’s something that I wouldn’t wish for any other kid to go through, and that is why I do what I do.”

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