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Taylor Matt

My name is Taylor Matt. I’m seventeen years old. I am a high school senior and I’m currently battling leukemia for the second time. I was first diagnosed with leukemia when I was eleven, about to turn twelve. I fought through it with confidence and the desire of just getting it all over with. After being fully in remission for almost five years… I’m back. But now it’s a completely different story.

There I was about to start my senior year looking forward to playing tennis, indoor track, and lacrosse. Attending all the fun school functions with all the privilege that comes with being a senior and most of all graduating.

“But I still look at it positively; I know that I’ll do well and make it through.”

Last August, about a week before my school year started, my whole course for the year changed. I’m here, in the hospital, instead of in school, no school functions or sports for me. Still looking forward to graduating… but it’s just not the same. To put it nicely, it bites the big one. But I still look at it positively; I know that I’ll do well and make it through. The environment at the hospital really helps with the long stays. Hopefully, I’ll be done soon enough and my life will go back to “normal.” Until then I’ll just have to make the best of it and take each day as it comes. 🙂

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