On April 4, 2012, Suleika Jaouad said she was sitting alone in her hospital room in the bone marrow transplant wing when she heard a man in the hall selling newspapers. She requested a copy of The New York Times, and when she turned to page D5, she saw an article titled, “Grown, but Still in Cancer’s ‘Tweens.” The byline displayed her own name.
“I don’t really have any words to describe what it felt like in that moment to see my name for the first time in print,” she said to an Emerson audience Thursday night. “But it gave me hope.”
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