Melissa was just diagnosed with tongue cancer. A mutual friend said “call Eva, she has been through it.” After being in touch with Melissa over the course of her treatment and recovery, I asked her to share her thoughts so others would feel comfortable reaching out. If you know someone who needs a PRESCRIPTION FOR HOPE, have them contact me.
I was diagnosed with tongue cancer almost one year ago today. The shock of it all and the speed with which everything happened (surgery and treatment) was overwhelming. I was given Eva’s name by a colleague because I was told that she had experienced the same thing years before. I have never met Eva in person, but her support by e-mail was invaluable to me. Just being in touch with someone who had experienced what I was about to experience was unbelievably helpful. She helped me with questions to ask the doctors and shared, really shared, what the radiation treatment would be like. So, thank you Eva for all of your help and support and for all the work you do today to prevent others from going through what we did. ~Melissa