On September 10th, 2013, at age 30, I was diagnosed with stage IV gastric cancer, which affects my digestive system. It began at the junction of my esophagus and stomach, and unfortunately also spread to my liver, as well as to other sites. This diagnosis came as a shock to me, completely unexpected, not only because of my young age, but also because I have been an active, health-conscious individual throughout my entire life. At first, I was extremely disappointed, and I felt as if my body betrayed me. All those countless hours of my life dedicated to being healthy, to becoming a Division 1 scholarship athlete, to eating right -- where was that now?
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