"Many of us live interesting yet rather blueprinted lifestyles. We eat breakfast; we go to school or to work and try to have productive days. We spend time with our families and occasionally go out with friends on weekends, and that is the lifestyle most tend to be content with. Nancy Parmar led a similar lifestyle." She is a beautiful and brilliant girl studying Biology in Brooklyn College, and comes home to a large family in a tight knit Staten Island community. On weekends Nancy spends time with her four girls that she has an inseparable bond with, she is always in high spirits and you’ll probably never see her without a big smile on her face that extends from ear to ear. One sunny afternoon Nancy came home and began to feel weak and faint.
Letter from Nancy
My name is Nancy Parmar. On July 26th, 2013, I was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, Acute Myeloid Leukemia.This leukemia has no cure and relies on the use experimental drugs. For about a month and a half, I was in denial and even fell into depression many times. Scared to open up and be treated differently from who I was before, I told many people I was just "sick" and had a "long road to recovery." Being diagnosed with cancer is devastating and life altering for anyone. I have been blessed with a wonderful family and amazing friends who have showered me with infinite love. I could never be more grateful for their support during these trying times. It is with their support along with meeting cancer survivors such as, Elona Karafin, who have helped me accept myself. Continue reading...