I was nominated to be my Law School's Graduation Speaker! I can't tell you what an honor this is. Not only was I nominated but the nomination was by fellow law students. And, these are students who are not from my original graduating class (as many of you know I could not graduate with my graduating class because I was diagnosed with 3b cervical cancer in my second year of law school)
Voting takes place this week and even if I am not ultimately chosen it is such an honor to even be considered! I do hope that I get the opportunity to speak at my graduation because I have so much to say. I never imagined I would be able to return to law school after my cancer diagnosis. Not only did I return, I did so after missing only 1 semester, my GPA increased and I am GRADUATING!
I cannot wait to be on that stage, have my family watch me accept my diploma and then celebrate. Not long ago I was told I only had a 20% chance of surviving my diagnosis. Now, I am alive, cancer free and getting ready to graduate.
There is no way I could have come this far without the love, help, encouragement and inspiration of my fellow law students and faculty. They made my graduation possible, and for that I will never forget them. Many law schools have a reputation of being competitive, mean spirited, cut throat. Not mine. My school was full of loving, creative, helpful, supportive, caring, giving men and woman. I could never put into words how grateful I am for all they have done for me.