Liza’s Chest

When I was two years old I was diagnosed with a rare childhood eye cancer called retinoblastoma. As a patient I received chemotherapy treatment through a broviac which was surgically implanted in my chest. After over a year of chemotherapy and a month of radiation treatment, we celebrated. it was a last day that was different from any other last days, this one was filled with joy. The broviac was removed and my skin was scarred in several places. The scars have faded over time, but they serve as a daily reminder that I’m a survivor.

Liza Garrin @love__liza