This week, Montana Brown started operative as a staff helper in Atlanta, Georgia.
It was a dream finally satisfied for a 24-year-old, two-time childhood cancer survivor from Atlanta.
Brown is not usually any new helper during a AFLAC Cancer Center though, she’s also a former studious there.
When she was 2 years old, Brown was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a singular form of childhood cancer of a junction tissue. She underwent chemotherapy for a year during a AFLAC Cancer Center. All a while, she said, her relatives attempted to assistance her have a normal life, examination cinema while she was in a hospital.
By a time, Brown reached high school, she had been active in rival gymnastics and rival cheerleading for years. Then a family got some intolerable news during a finish of Brown’s beginner year: The 15-year-old had cancer again.
“I had usually attempted out for my high propagandize cheerleading team,” she said. “I indeed ran a mile while we had cancer and had no idea. … There weren’t symptoms though my mom and father could tell that something was opposite about me and they knew that something was a small off.”
She went to a sanatorium each week, she said. Brown underwent chemotherapy again and radiation. She also schooled from doctors that she’d have to stop gymnastics and cheerleading.
“The nurses here, as good as they were when we was 2 — from what my mom says — they were intensely amatory and caring and compassionate. And, usually a adore they showed me and my family in a time of need usually unequivocally helped me,” she said. “It helped me wish to turn as kind and as caring and as merciful as they were for me.”
Brown pronounced it was those encounters she had as a toddler and afterwards years after as a high propagandize tyro that pushed her to confirm nursing was her calling.
“[In nursing school,] we would always say, ‘I’m usually going to nursing propagandize to do pediatric oncology, like we don’t wish to do anything else. we don’t wish to work anywhere else. I’m going to propagandize particularly to do pediatric oncology.’ And so it’s kind of crazy how full round it’s come so far.”
Now, Brown said, she hopes to be a source of wish and impulse for children battling cancer during a AFLAC Cancer Center.
“I unequivocally wanted to be that chairman where when we said, ‘Hey, we totally understand. This is where we was. This is where we am now.’ That me and my patients would form a bond,” she said. “I’m not walking by a doors as a studious anymore. we am walking by as a staff member.”