I think it gives the young adult cancer community-and cancer community in general-a place to be heard. It allows me to touch more people than I am now. I think one of the reasons I am still alive is to help others.
I think it can show what you CAN do as a survivor (and not the limitations)-not just of cancer even, but of other illnesses, diseases, etc. That the illness and its effects will remain for a long time and for a lot of people like me-forever. But that life goes on and you must deal with it.
That there is a way to give back to people and being open to others' battles in life and by doing that, you heal yourself in some ways.
I think it's really important to advocate when I can for people :).
If I win, I really feel it will be a victory for all of us because I will be thinking about how a bunch of amazing people-many I've never even met-stood behind me and supported me.
I'll leave you with a quote I heard the other day on the radio about being bald-
"I am not losing my hair, I just am getting more scalp in!"
Today, I am grateful for support, friendship, amazing family and hubby and God.