FROM CANCER PATIENT TO BOARD TOPNOTCHER

“Just because I am sick, it does not mean I am incapable.”

By Keano Reeves Fernandez Collado

CANCER PATIENT, TOPNOTCHER SA 2021 FORESTER LICENSURE EXAM

I would always remind myself with this line. When I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Thyroid Cancer, I accepted and acknowledged the fact that I am sick. But at the same time I wanted to think that I am more than my illness. I want to think that I can do more despite my condition.

May be an image of 4 people and people standing

When I got into college, I envisioned that I would finish college in just 4 years. But things didn’t go as I planned. In my 4th year in engineering, I stopped going to school due to financial reasons. That’s when I decided to work as a Call Center Agent in Makati. After 6 months, I went home because I started feeling the symptoms. After 2 years, I went back to college and enrolled to a different course – BS Forestry. READ MORE

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