6 Years Old at Diagnosis
Jake Beresh was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma when he was six years old. As part of his treatment, he underwent surgery and chemotherapy. Now, at 19 years old, he is a sophomore at Nebraska Wesleyan University.
We asked Jake a few questions about his childhood cancer experience:
Q. What one word or phrase best describes what it feels like to be a cancer survivor?
Q. What do you wish that more people would know about children’s cancer?
A. How widespread and destructive it is.
Q. Why did you choose to support CureSearch?
A. Because I feel like I have a responsibility to help other children not go through what I did. And a responsibility to help those already suffering.
Q. What advice would you give to a child with cancer?
A. Be strong, don’t give up, and there’s more to life than this struggle you’re currently going through.
Q. What would you tell someone who may not think that their support of CureSearch would make a difference?
A. That’s ridiculous. CureSearch does amazing work that I have seen firsthand. Between research and improving daily lives of cancer patients, there’s no one better.
Q. What is your proudest moment/accomplishment in life?
A. Surviving cancer for one. But other than that, it would have to be winning the state championship in public forum debate.
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