Tag Archives: survivor

6-year-old cancer survivor gets standing ovation from classmates, teachers

This is definitely a great way to start off the new year. A 6-year-old boy received a standing ovation from his schoolmates when he returned to school after Christmas break. Over the holidays, the youngster reportedly received his final round of chemotherapy. John Oliver Zippay was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on Nov. 1, 2016, Fox… Read More »

Know Your Girls: Breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 16 shares her story to help Black women save their own lives

Know Your Girls is committed to educating Black women about breast cancer. As part of their campaign to educate and inform Black women about their cancer risks, they connected TheGrio with Nikia Hammonds-Blakely, a survivor who was diagnosed at 16 years old. “I was in the shower one morning getting ready for school and I felt the… Read More »