What I Wish People Knew About What It Is Like To Be a Young Adult With a Brain Tumor
Ependymoma survivor Savannah M. shares an honest account of what it is like to be a young adult navigating a brain tumor diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship in her Inspiration Story
“After experiencing months of debilitating neurological symptoms — absence seizures, headaches, weight loss, sensory deficits, vision changes, fatigue, etc. I finally had an MRI that unearthed a discovery that would forever change my life.
It is not easy to live this way. It’s sort of strange — ever since my diagnosis, I have a new sense of appreciation for life. But I also have this anger and sadness inside of me that I’m trying to work through on a daily basis. Some days I want people to pay attention to me and ask me how I’m doing, and some days I want to pretend like my cancer does not exist.”