Dialog Box

Jessica Szulerowski


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Neurofibromatosis. Hard say. Hard to spell. Hard to live with. Neurofibromatosis, also known as NF can be described as a ticking time bomb. You never know what it will do, and you never know when it will go off.

I was 16 when I was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor, and as a teenager getting ready to start the 11th grade, it was a big shot. Normally the MRIs were easy, but this time we heard the words “We want you to stay.” I had surgery that summer and 80% of the tumour was removed.

I started Radiation treatment during the school year. I only missed two days of school, and still managed to attend all my drama rehearsals. The doctors even threw me a mini birthday party as I had to go in on my birthday.
I now have yearly MRIs to make sure that everything is okay, and right now everything is good.

I take each day as they come, and try to work through the troubles NF has given me. I have learning disabilities, but I have managed to graduate University. I have also completed a Diploma in Library and information services.

Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot, and every cent...dollar raised is another step closer to finding a cure.
Thank you again!