When I woke up on October 21, 2012, I had no idea that my life was about to change for the worst. Before I begin to tell you my story, we must first go back a couple of years. Seventh grade summer going into the eighth grade, I was at my all time high playing softball every weekend and practicing every day. It was 2011 and I was a catcher so I was used to hard work. Life was good and free and I was enjoying my youth. Everything seemed perfect until one day, I noticed a lump on my throat. No biggie, like I said, I was a catcher. I was used to swollen lymph nodes because dust was constantly being thrown in my face. Usually, it would go away after a day or two, but not this lump. This lump grew.