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The Power of a Gift

Originally published on The Patient Empowerment Network. It sounds silly to think about stuffed animals—as a then-24-year-old—or anything really giving much comfort as chemotherapy drugs flowed through my veins, but as I have come to realize over two relapses is that the gesture matters. It is as simple as that. Whether it was my first […]

Confronting Tough Questions After Cancer

Originally published in Conquer magazine. As a 27-year-old, 3-time cancer alumna (I prefer this term to “survivor”), I have been reflecting on my relationships with my caregivers and loved ones. Below are some of the questions I asked myself. How Important of a Role Did Your Caregivers Play During Treatment? The thing about being diagnosed […]

Revolutionizing Patient Care – Immunotherapy

Originally published in Elephants and Tea magazine. This March is both my 27th birthday and my one-year “birth” day from when I received CAR-T immunotherapy. I had relapsed twice at that point and could hardly handle more chemotherapy. Now nearly one year later, I remain in remission and feel incredibly lucky. I was first diagnosed […]

Celebrating Birth Days

Originally published on Livestrong. This March will be both my 27th birthday and my one-year “birth” day from when I received CAR-T immunotherapy. I had relapsed twice at that point and could hardly handle more chemotherapy. Now nearly one year later, I remain in remission and feel incredibly lucky. I was first diagnosed with primary […]

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Hi, I’m Sonia. I was diagnosed with an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma In January 2018. After receiving CAR T-cell immunotherapy, I founded the nonprofit Kits to Heart to give curated cancer care kits to those affected by cancer. Thanks for visiting!

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