I remember the day my life changed forever. I was 6 years old when my parents noticed something strange about my eyes. After numerous tests, the doctors gave us the news: I was diagnosed with retinoblastoma.
My parents were devastated, and I was overwhelmed by fear and uncertainty. I wasn’t sure I would survive. As I was too young to understand, my parents had to explain to me what was happening in simple terms. Retinoblastoma is a form of eye cancer, and I needed to undergo treatments in order to get better.
At first, the treatments were daunting. I had to have radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgeries. But I was determined to fight this. My family was incredibly supportive and encouraged me every step of the way. With their help and the expertise of my doctors, I was able to make it through.
The journey was long, but thanks to the support of my family, friends, and medical team, I made it. It’s been 7 years since my diagnosis, and I am doing well. I still have regular check-ups to ensure that the cancer stays away, but I’m positive that I’m cancer-free.
Retinoblastoma was one of the most difficult times of my life. But it also brought me hope. I learned that I am a strong and resilient person. With the right support, I’ve been able to overcome what once seemed unimaginable.