I was told that my life had changed forever.
I was given a diagnosis of my cancer and my life would end in two weeks.
That was three years ago.
The truth was that I had a terminal illness.
Now I am recovering from chemotherapy.
I had cancer.
My symptoms were excruciating and I would feel like I was dying.
I would also feel like there was nothing I could do about it.
At the time, I was not prepared for the pain that my condition would cause.
I felt powerless.
But then, in the last few months, I started to feel the strength and the hope.
I started getting to know people and people I had never met before.
I began to realise that I could not go through life without having the support of other people.
That is when I found my strength.
Today, I am a full-time nurse practitioner and have been able to give back to the community by working in nursing homes and in other health-related occupations.
It has given me the opportunity to help people who have cancer, whether they are living in hospitals or on the streets.
I would like to thank the people of Niagara College, who helped me through my illness.
I feel fortunate to have had such a supportive environment, because of their dedication and care.
They have been there for me, and I have learned so much.
It is amazing to know that they were there for the best of me, even though they did not have the ability to see me.
I hope I can serve as a role model for other people who are in similar situations.
It was important to me to be strong in order to support myself and others, but I am proud of my resilience and the support I have received from other people in my life.
I have not felt the fullness of my strength, but thanks to all of you, my cancer has come to an end.
I want to thank you all.