was born on 22nd of January 1984 in Linz. When I was 3 years old I
was diagnosed with ALL. My treatment took about one year and
consisted of a mix of chemo and radiation.
During my time in hospital my mother realised lots of problems that
parents whose children are suffering of cancer are confronted with. So she
arranged the Upper-Austrian Children-Cancer-Foundation. Due to her work,
cancer was always a big part of my life all the time. At the age of 6,
cancer was nothing special for me (like flu or something else) but that
changed totally when I was 14 years old! At that time I recalled the past
and my cancer. So I realised that I had a lot of luck and it is a gift
that I can live my life as normally as I do now! So I want to share this
gift to other young cancer patients and maybe it will give them hope.
Thatís one reason why Iím engaged in the Survivor Group in Austria.
The second reason is, that itís nice to meet other people with the same
background. And wherever Survivors come from, whatever language they speak
they are united because of their experience. And that feels good ;-)
IRIEON to all Survivors!