I graduated high school in May of 2016, wanting to serve my country, I swore into the Navy two weeks later – all I had to do is wait to go to boot camp. Unfortunately I found out that I had been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing’s sarcoma at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago IL. I then started chemotherapy in late July and continued until October 2nd to have my tumor removed on the 20th of the same month and started chemo back up on the 17th of November. Now all I have to do is start radiation and after radiation go to the University of Chicago for a stem cell transplant. Hopefully after that being able to go to boot camp to become a nuclear engineer on a submarine for the US Navy.