The moment remains raw for Bailey O'Brien: “So there was that hopeless moment where I thought I was going to die.”
“My head was spinning. I didn't know what to think. I was very uneducated about cancer. I wondered, ‘Will I need chemotherapy? Will I need surgery? Am I going to die?'
Bailey admits she basically knew nothing about cancer.
“I was young and I was an athlete so I was pretty healthy overall,” she says. “I went back to school with a clean bill of health.”
Two years later, the fear and angst returned. “The spot behind my jaw was a malignancy.”
While waiting for that surgery, another tumor grew behind her ear and was pressing against an earlobe. The night before surgery, she felt a lump in her clavicle area. Then Bailey remembers another surgeon calling: “Oh, on this PET scan there was another spot in your adenoids.”
Four different areas. But even that wasn't the end of the story.
This Cancer Tutor Original features cancer thriver Bailey O'Brien. We know you will be inspired by her story of overcoming the odds time and time again.
“There are so many doubters. People who don't believe that it's possible to heal, especially naturally,” she says. “It worked for me and it's worked for a lot of other people. … When I went seeking them out I found them to be real and true. I experienced it to be true.”