A Beautiful Thing

Chloe P | Patient |

Community is a beautiful thing. It is something everyone has, but they have to be willing to take part in it. Right before I was diagnosed with

 a malignant brain tumor, I switched schools for 7th and 8th grade. I switched schools because of my towns budget cuts and what not, but switching schools ending up being one of the best things I ever did. Because I switched to a small, Catholic school, that had such a tight-knit community, I was able to return. I went to school the entire time I was undergoing chemotherapy. All of my classmates were so kind and my teachers would do anything to help me.

The little, Catholic school helped me so much, that I decided to attend a Catholic high school. While my high school is bigger than my elementary school was, it still has a very small, tight-knit community. I know almost everyone by name and I feel as though I could go to any of them for help. Having a sense of community is so important in every life. Just knowing that you have people that will always support you is such a self-confidence booster.

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  1. Chloe,
    I found yout perspective to be very uplifting!
    I hope you are continued to be surrounded by such a supportive community!

    Jen P. | | 1:20pm

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