Author: Natalia

On Monday 22nd June 2015, at roughly 10am, aged 20, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Much of this day has now become a blur, perhaps this is my body's defense mechanism however, after much deliberation I have decided to sit down, write and unfold the events that followed and which continue to do so. I am the first to accept that I am not the best at expressing my true emotions and feelings to anyone and therefore, I will be using this space as an opportunity to do something which I have always found hard to do - talk. This is a space where I hope not to be judged, where I can be weak, scared even, and where I hope to reveal the true story behind fighting cancer. I dedicate this to the thousands of people with my disease, and to everyone who supports us.