From devastation to hope
Before getting sick, Sammy was known for her smile that would light up the room.
“She just had this cheery sweetness to her,” Kristy says.
Then for 12 months, she endured cancer treatment that can only be described as harrowing: five rounds of chemotherapy, a tumour resection surgery, a double stem cell transplant, radiotherapy then six rounds of immunotherapy.
Sammy survived it all, along with countless infections, kidney damage and even a collapsed lung. Amazingly, she came out cancer-free. But it changed her, says Kristy.