Inspirational 21 Year Old Makes Video to Announce Cancer Diagnosis
Last week, Paige Morrison was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.
Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) is a type cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. In CML the bone marrow produces too many white cells, called granulocytes. These cells, sometimes called blasts or leukaemic blasts, gradually crowd the bone marrow, interfering with normal blood cell production.
There is no cure for this cancer, but with lifelong chemotherapy drug treatment, which will cost over $100,000 a year, she is expected to (and will) continue being the most perfect specimen of a human being to ever walk the earth, according to her family.
Not only will she graduate from the University of Dayton in the spring, but after being accepted to 4/4 medical schools she interviewed with over the past few months, she has chosen to attend the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in the fall of 2017.
Her sister posted her announcement video on Youtube which has had loads of views and an interest in helping fund both the treatment and schooling.
“You cannot imagine how brave this 21 year old woman is, and how proud the rest of my family and I are of her. In the fight against cancer, we believe that losing an opportunity to laugh is losing a point to the big C, and we’re planning on a shut-out.”
Morrison initially planned to specialise in emergency medicine, but with her recent diagnosis, she’s leaning towards research and oncology.
Morrison’s medical school education will cost an estimated $120,000 over four years, on top of her ongoing treatment costs. Her sister has also set up a ‘GoFundMe‘ page to garnish support.