Sonia Pasquarelli - Bladder Cancer Warrior
Eight years ago, Sonia Pasquarelli remembers feeling terrified. She was just 24 years old and had received the news that she had bladder cancer. At that time, she was also 19 weeks pregnant with her son Joseph.
If it wouldn't have been for her regular check-up with her obstetrician, Sonia says she would not have known that she had the condition since she was not experiencing any symptoms.
While she was in the hospital undergoing an operation, she missed her brother's confirmation and felt as if she had let her family down.
However, she quickly realized what a strong support system she had when they called her to include her in the special day and assured her that they were there for her.
Sonia was hopeful that her life would improve when her son Joseph was born, and it did.
Despite the odds, she was also blessed with another child even after doctors told her that she would be unable to have any more children.
Today, Sonia is a cancer survivor and focuses on raising awareness about bladder cancer. She recalls following other people going through treatment on Instagram and feeling inspired by their stories so, in turn, she hopes to be the same inspiration to someone else by sharing her story.
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Thanks for sharing your story, Sonia! You are an amazing hero!
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