A Life Fighting Cancer Through a Child's Eyes

A Childhood Cancer Survivor Poetic Novel

Author: Christine Mulvihill
© 2016 Christine Mulvihill
This is a work of nonfiction, arranged by M. Mulvihill
First published in 2016 as "Because I never gave up on me" by Cinder Systems Corp. at Ottawa, Canada.
I was just a young child when I was first diagnosed with leukemia, a young girl whose fate would have brought her to the grave, but look at me now. I am standing here in front of you and although I may be far different from all of you on the outside, I am still a person on the inside. My physical scars in time will heal, but my emotional scars will remain forever.

This poetic novel shares Christine Mulvihill’s story and pieces of her epic poetic novel spanning 15 years, Life is One Tough Pill to Swallow, about the brutality of life and despair of one child's fight with cancer. Christine’s father discovered her work after her passing from a secondary brain tumor at the age of 17. He hopes sharing her words will help the world understand some of the issues facing childhood cancer survivors and inspire people to join the fight against cancer.

   Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A Childhood Cut Short

Chapter 2: Another Bad Angry Day

Chapter 3: The Short Sad Life of an Angel

Chapter 4: Nightmares in Oncology

Chapter 5: Depression and Despair

Chapter 6: Radiation

Chapter 7: A Child’s Bittersweet Victory

Chapter 8: Home Sweet Home

Chapter 9: High School

Chapter 10: Dreams are Crushed

Chapter 11: Because I Have Faith

Chapter 12: So Now I Lay Me Down to Cry