Welcome Allie!

Lacuna Loft is excited to continue introducing more young adult voices! These great folks represent a variety of perspectives on the myriad of topics covered here at Lacuna Loft. Before everyone starts really getting into the nitty-gritty of all they have to say, we wanted to introduce them a bit. Without further ado, here is Allie!

Hello! I’m Allie, a freelance writer from Wales, UK.

A month before my 15th birthday, I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma – a rare form of bone cancer. I was given nine months of chemotherapy and had major surgery to replace the affected bone with a titanium joint. After overcoming cancer and learning to walk again, I continued my studies and last year, I graduated with a Masters degree in Creative Writing!

I blog about pretty much everything on my lifestyle blog and I’ve also set up a cancer advice website called Those Three Words to help others during their treatment and afterward. Having cancer has taught me to appreciate every little moment in life and I love to spend time with the people who mean the most to me. You can usually find me writing, reading, or eating lots of cake.

Twitter: @AllieMorgan24

 

Welcome Tameka!

Lacuna Loft is excited to continue introducing more young adult voices! These great folks represent a variety of perspectives on the myriad of topics covered here at Lacuna Loft. Before everyone starts really getting into the nitty-gritty of all they have to say, we wanted to introduce them a bit. Without further ado, here is Tameka!

Tameka Johnson was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) at the age of 13. She had been in remission for over 20 years when she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer at the age of 31. She is a single mother to an intelligent 8 year old little girl.

Her experiences with cancer have taught her a lot about life and has allowed her to meet great people along the way. It is her goal is to advocate, educate, mentor, and support those fighting childhood or breast cancer. She wants to show the world that she not built to break no matter what life throws her way!