In February 2016, Andrea Sierra Salazar was diagnosed with stage 2 nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma.
“I thank God for so many blessings in my life; my family for all their support and their love, the doctors and medical personnel who with such dedication helped me to recover from cancer. While cancer is a serious situation for those who receive this type of diagnosis, it can bring with it the opportunity to grow; it all depends on the attitude with which you take things. We always have two options in life, either we bravely confront whatever adversity comes to our lives, believing that God is always there to help us, or to be a coward, and only look at the negative things. My battle with cancer has help me appreciate the little things in life such as being able to enjoy a new day, having food at my table, having my family, having friends and many simple things like that. I have also learned to take better care of myself and to be thankful for the care that others give me. Thanks to my experience I now see cancer in a different light and I want to help those who work on finding a cure, the treatment and support those who care for people with cancer. Even if I can only contribute my help and time in a very small way; I offer my support by participating in different local activities and fundraisers, that bring awareness to cancer. I do all this with the intention of transmitting Strength, Faith, Hope, and Encouragement to those afflicted with this terrible disease to help them fight and beat cancer. At this point in life I feel very blessed and optimistic. I'm recovered, and dedicating time to doing the things I love such as modeling. Lastly, I just want to say that I'm extremely blessed and thankful for my friends, family and all the people that I have met along this journey who have made my recovery from cancer one of the most amazing and eye opening experiences of my life. " Andrea Sierra
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