"Life is what your thoughts make it." Krista Moroge
"Looking back, there’s only one thing I would have done differently. I detected the lump in my breast after a bad slam on a rail snowboarding at Park City in December of 2006. I immediately went to my general doctor, and continued to do so for a year, with the same complaint. I was told during each visit that I was way too fit, young, and healthy to be concerned. So we just said we’d “watch it”, and “watch it” is what we did. I watched it turn into the size of a plum, and then turn into a painful and potentially life-threatening cancer before anyone took me seriously, because I was young, because I was healthy, and because I was fit. Who chose 40 to be the magical age when a doctor will order testing for you or when your health insurance will even cover it for you? This all should have been prevented. I went early enough for this to be detected. There is an organization called Seventy K, which is petitioning for an adolescent and young adult cancer bill of rights. Wherein the #1 statement it makes and defends is “The right to be taken seriously when seeking medical attention to avoid late diagnosis or misdiagnosis, despite age.” Enough said, things would have been different for me if that were a law. If you feel so inclined please sign your name on their petition at www.seventyk.org."