My name is JR (he/him) and I was diagnosed with tongue cancer in 2020 at 27-years-old.
Following my surgery, I thought I could put cancer in the rear view. Six months later, I was diagnosed with neck metastasis. Following surgery and chemoradiation I am fortunate to be in remission.
In the years since treatment, I have learned that for me, cancer isn’t a “blip.” It’s not a challenge to overcome and leave behind, but an endured experience shared by many.
While I am a relative newcomer to the YACC community, I aim to bring joy, foster friendships, and support others through Localife.