Pearce's Story

November 26, 2018

We first met Pearce as a spirited, outgoing 10-year-old girl being treated for brain cancer. Seven years later she relapsed. We met her again on a break from college. Along with her age and wisdom has come the sobering comprehension of what she is fighting and the stakes.

Always thinking of others, Pearce tries to contain her feelings, so she doesn’t upset her family. She tells everyone it’s not a big deal but inside she feels the stress of her situation. Mom says she’s happy to spoil Pearce a little bit and says “yes” whenever she can. Parenting a child with cancer is different.