WACO, Texas (KXXV) — Baylor freshman, Sequoia White, is thankful for her life after beating stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s T-cell Lymphoma.
She was only 16-years-old when she started suffering from a stiff neck, and fatigue.
“I was just like, I had been playing volleyball at school and had been really busy and I was just feeling like for days and weeks really tired, and kind of sick” explained White.
After several doctor appointments and a trip to the emergency room she and her family were horrified when she was suddenly diagnosed with cancer.
“The ER doctor came into our room crying and said, you need to go see an oncologist” said White.
The doctors at Methodist Hospital of San Antonio quickly admitted Sequoia, whisking her into surgery and off to her first round of chemotherapy.
But after having an allergic reaction to a medication, Sequoia began to feeling even worse.
“I woke up and it felt like my insides were on fire, it was so horrible,” said Sequoia.
She was placed in a medically induced coma.
It was then her organs began failing and doctors told her family to say their last goodbyes.
But miraculously 30 days later, Sequoia woke, and began to thrive.
“God really showed up for me in my life and brought me back from that when medicine couldn’t” explained White.
Now, two years later, Sequoia is a Baylor freshman, studying biology, on the PreMed track, and wants to become a surgical oncologist.
“I’d be able to connect with patients more who are also going through it because I’ve gone through the same things” said White.
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