“Hello my name is Jade (@jadesjourneythroughcancer). Last year I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of 24. This diagnosis came as a complete shock to my family and I! My symptoms included: extreme fatigue, migraines, bruising, nose bleed, and radiating leg pains. All these symptoms came and went and I never would’ve imagined it would be cancer. I attributed my symptoms to the stress from work. With sitting all day and staring at my computer screen I never really thought much of it.
When I went in for a routine doctor’s appointment I ended up in the ER with a 46 day hospital admission. All within a week I was starting chemo it felt like everything happened so fast! My world came crashing down around me but I stayed strong and fought! I’m currently nine months post stem cell transplant and in remission! I went through three rounds of chemo and one round of immunotherapy before transplant.
I started my podcast Jade’s Journey Through Cancer in July to share my story. I have connected with so many amazing fighters and survivors since then! During my time in the hospital I felt so alone with no one to relate to. I’m so happy to be helping others just by showing them they’re not alone and they can get through this. Please checkout my podcast available on Apple, Spotify, Amazon, and Google.
Thank you to Rare Patient Voice for giving me this opportunity to share my story.”