“CERN Foundation Gave Me a Roadmap”
“I wouldn't know half of what I know about my diagnosis if it wasn't for CERN. They gave me a simple roadmap that can lead to big changes in my recovery. When I was diagnosed with ependymoma, I metaphorically felt like I was drowning. Now I feel like I have a life jacket on, and I'm able to swim a little bit. CERN gave me the oomph to keep on going.
For that first year, I felt so alone. I felt like a medical mystery, and that made it hard. Once I found out through CERN that there are others dealing with similar pains, and they're living their life, it was a really powerful experience for me. It helped me take steps inside to be able to share my story.” — Jess C.
Your gift today helps ensure that CERN can continue to equip patients and care partners with the tools and resources they need throughout their ependymoma experience.