My name is Jamie Bendola and in September of 2010, at just 25 years old I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I had two surgeries back to back, which caused me to miss a good amount of time from work. With the bills piling up, it was starting to look like my only option to make ends meet was to become a lady of the night – but, let’s be real; I could barely make it from the couch to my bed. Who’s going to pay for a night with someone that just lies there? Have you seen the escorts in South Florida? I still would have gone broke. <<FMC is NOT suggesting anyone resort to prostitution>>
As I lay there, stuck on my couch – I realized there are many people that get diagnosed every day that aren’t as lucky as I am. And yes, I have to admit - I am lucky. My cancer was caught early and I had a few people in my life that helped support me financially during that time. Like myself, most young adults don’t have the money in the bank to deal with the financial burden of cancer, which makes it even more stressful than it already is.