STOW, Ohio — In her new memoir, “That Girl with Cancer,” author Brianne Dishong shares her inspiring journey in battling cancer.
Dishong grew up battling it out on a court or a field; she had no idea my next battle would be for my life. At 22 years old, most people are burdened by the stress of finding jobs and being thrown out into the real world. She was trying to get started in a master’s program while coaching a sport she loves, until the day her doctor said the word “cancer.”
“That Girl with Cancer” is the story of Dishong’s battle in the form of blogs that were created when she was diagnosed. All survivors have stories of hope and strength; her way of sharing her story was with a little bit of humor while finding a new outlook on life in a difficult time. “That Girl with Cancer” was written to inspire anyone struggling through the hardships of life and to show all those facing some kind of challenge that there will always be someone rooting for them.
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.
Dishong is a 24-year-old cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with stage 2B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in November 2011. She graduated with a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, where she competed on the varsity lacrosse team. She has made a summer home at an all-girl camp in Pennsylvania that gave her the strength to take on her battle as quickly as possible. She has been in full remission since February 2013 and now hopes to spread her story of survival in support of all of those facing life’s challenges.