Where Are They Now?: Cassie Nguyen, 2015-2016 Big Ideas Finalist

Riverside, Ca –

My name is Cassie Nguyen and I am a pediatric cancer survivor. When I was 16, I learned that I had a malignant brain tumor. Cancer didn’t kill me, but, it changed my life forever.

I am now 29. My attention span, memory, and physical abilities are not what they used to be. But I vividly recall the life-and-death battle that often left me anxious, depressed and isolated. While my high school classmates went to dances and attended classes, I was stuck in a hospital, receiving treatments, fighting infections and trying to cope with the double vision that I will have for the rest of…

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