First, Let me introduce myself;
My name is Jak Barbour located in the Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. I’m 18 and currently studying software engineering at College
In 2012, I was diagnosed with a rare illness that affects 4 children in the United Kingdom and 50 children in the whole world, Squamous cell carcinoma of the Larynx (Throat Cancer). When I was told the news I knew what had to be done. So I gripped onto life and just got on with my days while undergoing several treatments. Of course, the treatments made me feel unwell and there were some days where I just lost hope, my mother was my motivation to keep fighting and keep going. My family is so important to me, without them, I wouldn’t know what to do. I had 3 runs of Chemotherapy and 6 weeks of Radiotherapy. The radio therapy made it so I was unable to eat for weeks upon weeks and my doctor said I probably wouldn’t be able to eat food ever again. This was it, this was my motivation to kick cancers butt! I won’t let anything get in between me and my food!
I was 12 at the time of my diagnosis so I didn’t really understand all the treatments I was receiving and some of the words I had no idea what they meant but I didn’t let that affect me in any way.
In November of 2012, I received the best news. I was cancer free and in remission! This was the best day of my life!
Now I am going about my life, doing the things I love and being with my friends and family.
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