Posts by Steven Giallourakis

Survivor, Osteosarcoma, AML, Pleomorphic Sarcoma Sarcoma, Renal Cell Carcinoma

The Friend That Changed My Life

by Steven Giallourakis May 17, 2021

When I was first diagnosed, I never wanted to leave my room. It wasn’t because I didn’t necessarily feel good. It was because I didn’t want to meet people. At 15, I understood that not all the children on my floor were going to survive.

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My Name is Steve and I Am a Drug Addict

by Steven Giallourakis June 7, 2019

Two months earlier I had just finished my treatment for my first cancer. It was a 10-month journey filled with two spine surgeries, countless chemotherapy treatments and five weeks of radiation. During those 10-months I developed a fondness for my pain medication. I didn’t have that much pain that night, but I was sad and feeling alone.

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