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Hello, my name is Amy. I’m 29 year old living in Richmond, VA. I’m a pretty simple girl who is perfectly happy spending Friday nights with a glass of wine and my boyfriend watching live PD. I love my family, the city of Richmond, running along the James River, phone calls with my closest friends, gym dates followed by brunch with my boyfriend, and my work. I’m one of those rare people who is not full of it when I say I love my job. I am a child and adolescent therapist. Meaning most of my day is spent doing my best to connect with people, mainly children and adolescents, in a vulnerable space where we try to find strength to overcome their challenges. I always thought I was doing most of the helping. Now I am not so sure. I am siting in a very vulnerable space of my own and realizing how much they have helped me. Before becoming a therapist, I worked as a registered dietitian and still consider myself one. In this work, I became very passionate about health, fitness and particularly behavioral health. This too was preparing me for the moment my life took a pretty sharp turn. I have recently been diagnosed with a very rare form of brain cancer known as Spindle Cell Sarcoma and I have just begun walking down the path that is cancer treatment. Thanks to my family, my friends, my clients, and the doctors. I am feeling strong, optimistic, and hopeful. I am creating this blog as a therapeutic outlet for me. I want to share my story with others in my daily fight to keep a positive perspective and to enjoy each day. My perspective on life has begun to shift and I feel lucky to be alive because all we really ever have is the moment we are in.

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March 13, 2019

Cancer Info

Sarcoma

Primary Brain Sarcoma

March 12, 2018

No

John Hopkins

Yes

Headaches and everything treatment brings

2 craniotomies

Temodar and potentially IV Chemotherapy

Proton radiation

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