Hi, my name is Milton Stubbs, I'm 22 years old, and I'm majoring in nursing in order to work with children impacted by cancer. The reason why I've chosen this path is because I know what it's like to be one of those children. I want to make a difference and be a light of hope for them.
At the age of 13, I was diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal carcinoma, a brain tumor that was located behind my eyes and nose, and had to undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment for almost two years. I was in remission for about 17 months, until an MRI scan showed that I had a spot on my eighth rib and had to undergo chemotherapy once again, but not radiation. After 6 months of treatment, I went back into remission for about 8 months. I went in for a follow up PET/CT scan after beating cancer for the second time, to find out I had a spot in the pelvic region of my lower back. Chemotherapy and radiation were both necessary this time around until June 10, 2014, when I was declared cancer-free.
At the age of 18 I had beaten cancer 3 times, and everything was great. I finally got the chance to attend public school for my senior year of high school after being homeschooled for years. In June of 2015, I officially became a Miami Beach Sr. High Alumni. I had the honor of going to Miami Dade College that fall and obtained my Associates in Arts degree 28 months later. I was blessed to find a job working in aftercare with elementary school kids, that afforded me to live on my own.
On September 13th, 2018 (one day after my birthday), I went in for a follow up PET/CT scan to find out I had a spot in the middle of my right lung. Just when I thought everything was finally coming together, I got the news I thought I had buried years ago. I will be having surgery to get it removed in early November, but chemo and radiation are still pending.
Today I stand strong asking for your help while I'm recovering from surgery. I will be away from work and in need of funds to be able to pay my bills. Any donation amount is greatly appreciated.
Just know that it’s all smiles on this end and that I’m as positive as I can be. This is just a little setback for a major comeback. I’m not worried so you shouldn’t be either. I thank you all for supporting me and just know that I already won. Love you all.
Prayer, Positivity, Perseverance, Patience with those 4 things you can conquer anything.
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