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‘Graduating isn’t possible.’ My body was shutting down. But I was going to get my degree one way or another.’: Woman finds ‘strength, faith’ among tumor discovery and multiple chronic diagnoses

“My world completely stopped. I had to quit all my activities. I was separated from everyone, everything that made me who I was. I was grieving my old life, while simultaneously trying to get it back, and somehow, I didn’t realize life was going on without me. And just when I thought there might be light at the end of the tunnel, we got more life changing news. I bet you’ve never heard someone wanting to go to school so badly, but I did. I just wanted to feel normal again.”

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