Student graduates from college after beating cancer twice

Camille Chabot (CamilleStrong Foundation/Facebook).

A 22-year-old college student who was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin’s lymphoma during her sophomore year has graduated from California Polytechnic State University — a happy end to a long and difficult journey.

Camille Chabot was just 19 years old when she received her diagnosis. Over the next three years, she endured surgery, a dozen chemotherapy sessions, a bone marrow transplant, and a relapse. Family and friends urged her to take time off, but Chabot refused, instead keeping up with her coursework through online classes all while dealing with her grueling cancer treatments.

“Honestly, it was always my goal to finish with the people that I started with (in 2013). I wanted to be able to say, ‘I had cancer twice, and I graduated in four years — with a minor in French,’” she told the Cal Poly website.

Now cancer-free, Chabot hopes to work as an elementary school teacher, with the ultimate goal of becoming a school principal.

Read more at People.


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