It was right after Christmas, 1988.
We were in 6th grade. Instead of listening to the latest mix tape we might have made from the radio, my friend got a cancer diagnosis. "I was diagnosed with Stage IVb Hodgkin's Lymphoma on January 15th " says Rachel Corbin, a Connecticut native. "It's crazy how all us survivors remember the exact date, I guess because life changes forever as of that day... it was three months before my 12th birthday."
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month.
I have vague memories of visiting my friend in the hospital, attending a support group and just hanging out. Rachel and I grew up...