Virginia Tech readies for Relay for Life as one student shares her inspiring battle with cancer

BLACKSBURG, Va. - "The hardest part for me was accepting and realizing that my life as I knew it was changing," Caroline Campbell, cancer fighter.

Caroline Campbell was living a normal college life at Virginia Tech when she went to the hospital after not feeling well for a while.

Doctors diagnosed her with acute Leukemia and immediately started chemo treatments.

She is currently in Northern Virginia where I spoke with her over the phone about her struggle with the disease.

"Taking things one day at a time and just putting my head down and getting through it and that strength that comes with that, knowing that I don't know what's going to happen  in two weeks but I can believe and know that it will be ok and that it will all work out," Caroline Campbell, cancer fighter.

She says even though she won't be able to make it to the Relay for Life this year at Virginia Tech, she knows her friends at school have her back.

"It's my life that people are walking around in circles and running and raising money for and it's making a difference. Without the relay for life, countless cures and research and there's so much that relay has done, for me that I don't see directly but it's there in the background," Caroline Campbell, cancer fighter.

She says after her treatments she hopes to go back to the Hokie community which she calls her second home.


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