In June 1998, Meisha had just completed second grade and was looking forward to summer vacation when she began experiencing severe abdominal pain, nausea and fatigue. After a trip to her pediatrician and an emergency CT scan, she was diagnosed with cancer. She was immediately referred to MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital, where she underwent three days of tests, followed by emergency surgery to remove tumors on her small intestine, colon, ovaries and appendix.
Since February 1999, Meisha has had no evidence of disease. She has gone on to finish college and is currently studying for a master’s degree in health studies.
In this video, Meisha shares her advice for other children going through cancer treatment and what helped her get though it.
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