"When you love so deeply and live so freely, who needs being normal?"
- Travis
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30 Days/30 Stories
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. At PCFLV, we are committed to spreading the GOLD all year long. However, in September, we truly make it our mission. 30 Days, 30 Stories celebrates the children we know and love and the brave battles they fight and have fought, with their families by their sides. In celebrating these beautiful children and their stories, we hope to inspire you to join us in our mission to SPREAD THE GOLD in September and all year long!

September 19th
My name is Travis and I'm not a warrior. I'm not a trooper, I'm not a rock star, and I'm definitely not an angel like many people have said. I'm a kid; I'm a kid who doesn't really remember ever being "normal". I was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor when I was 8 years old; I am now turning 17 next month. I look like a perfectly healthy kid with nothing wrong with him. In all reality I struggle everyday with things that people can't see. I have daily chronic headaches and nausea along with extreme light sensitivity. I get tired way more easily and I have serious memory issues. These all really get in my way and make life harder, but I've learned to live with it. I've also learned that if you have people who love you, have the right support, and have the right attitude you'll be happy. In the end that's all that matters. When you love so deeply and live so freely, who needs being normal?

Written by Travis

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Day 18: Tracy
Day 20: Leslie