Photo by Ashley Woo

Photo by Ashley Woo

NEW YORK TIMES "LIFE, INTERRUPTED" COLUMNIST

When I graduated from college in 2010, my dream was to become a war correspondent and to report on the revolutions taking place in the Middle East. When I got diagnosed with cancer at age 22, my world dwindled to four beige walls, a hospital bed and an IV pole I nicknamed 'The Leaning Tower of Chemo.' I couldn’t travel to any foreign war zones so instead I began reporting on a different kind of revolution—on the one taking place from the front lines of my hospital bed. 

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