21-year-old Jessica Olson was told by a doctor she had cancer for the third time last year. They said that she would have to undergo a debilitating surgery to remove a tumor that returned to her neck. However, Jess wasn’t ready to give up. She didn’t want to sit at home high all day or sick. She wanted to continue going to college for journalism and participate in things like dancing.
Jessica’s History With Cancer
Jessica Olson was only 15 years old when she was first told that she had cancer. A lump in her neck turned her life as a normal high school student upside down. In 2011, she went through eight harsh rounds of chemo til she was cancer-free. To be considered cured, Jess would have to remain cancer-free