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Drew’s Battle with Cancer: A Sister’s Perspective

TCC_2K15-0176-PVK_0077_CARROLL_DREW_SIBLINGSEvery Friday during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month  each member of Drew's family will share their story and how they have been impacted by her diagnosis. Read Drew's mom's story here.

My sister Drew was diagnosed with Leukemia last year. One night my parents told me she had it. At the time, I didn't know what cancer was. My parents told me all about it and I asked a lot of questions. Drew had to go to the hospital a lot and it made us really busy. We had to split up a lot. Whenever I had something like cheer, only one of my parents could come because one had to be with Drew at the hospital. I didn't like it. Even though it was hard for me, I realized that it was worth it. If both of my parents came to my cheer practice, Drew would have had to miss chemo and she wouldn't have gotten through cancer. I’m very thankful that my family is back together and we are not as busy as we were. I missed Drew when she was at the hospital and I’m glad she is home and almost done with chemo.  

Dylan Carroll, sister of patient