Hi I’m Sinjin Andrukates and I started my journey in the cancer world in May of 2007 I was 13 years old. I had an 18 cm Burkitts Lymphoma tumor in my abdomen, 18 cm is about the size of a small basketball. Later that year after countless rounds of chemotherapy the doctors said I was in remission. but then I relapsed and had to fight the battle again and needed a bone marrow transplant. I had my transplant in May of 2008 by May of 2009 I was cancer free but I was then dignosed with Scleroderma. The scleroderma was brought on by something called graft verses host from my transplant. I am now 17 and 2012 is my last year of high school. I am one of the Senior editors of yearbook and in between doctor appointments enjoying high school. I have lost so many I care for on this journey and just recently lost a very good friend Aaron White while he was in transplant. I say cancer may take my body but never take my soul and my motto is Kick The “Can” Outta Cancer. I have a caringbridge site where you can follow my journey at www.caringbridge.org/visit/sinjinandrukates.
I am Living strong with courage.