“My name is Emma Harrison, and I am a first-year student at Mount Holyoke College. I am planning on majoring in Art History and Music. I play the violin, which is how we discovered my cancer diagnosis when I was 6 years old. As I was practicing one day, I had an unusual pain in my neck; we later learned that pain was from my swollen lymph nodes. My battle with cancer granted me an amazing pediatric cancer community, who I have rallied with in Washington, my hometown St. Petersburg, FL, and on Zoom speaking to Capitol Hill staffers to advocate for pediatric cancer awareness and increased access to more effective treatments for children.
After I graduate college, I hope to become an art curator in a museum and make art more accessible to the public as well as the children in my community. Thank you for the Sophie Malaviya Scholarship and your generous support in helping cancer survivors realize their academic goals!”