October 24, 2011

Sheila Ballard | Radiation-induced sarcoma survivor

Sheila Ballard Radiation-induced sarcoma survivor
“In 2006 I was diagnosed with cancer for the second time.

Since this was my second time having cancer, I looked at the experience differently. It really didn’t change my perspective on life because I had already learned to live to the fullest after my first diagnosis.

I received so much support from my doctors, nurses, family and friends throughout my treatment.

The best moment of my experience at the Cancer Institute was being told that I was done with treatment and didn’t have to come back.

Now that my treatment has ended I am able to focus on getting my college degree. I hope to teach family and consumer science to middle and high school students.”

Sheila Ballard
Radiation-induced sarcoma survivor
Hope, Ark.