Honored Kid

Lisa Torrieri

Age 38
Lisa Torrieri Kid Photo


Thornwood, NY, US


Hodgkin lymphoma

Date of Diagnosis

August 1999


Cancer free

Treated At

Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, New York-Presbyterian

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My Story

I am actually writing about myself. I was diagnosed while I was a sophomore in high school. Now I am 22 and a senior nursing student at the University of Delaware. I have learned many things as a cancer survivor. I now understand that each day should be lived to its fullest and you should cherish the friends and family that you have. I have been cancer free for over 5 years and that stage of my life feels like a dream. The whole experience was so surreal but it taught me so much and it helped me grow as a person. I like to think of myself as an upbeat and optimistic person with a bright future and a wonderful group of family and friends who have supported me throughout the years!

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