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Shamari Brazile '22 Authors Piece for Thrive Global

Shamari Brazile '22 recently authored a piece on Thrive Global titled, "How Creating a Personal Mantra Helped Me Beat Childhood Cancer" where she discusses her diagnosis at age 13 and her positive state of mind, which she credits as helping her get through her difficult journey.
She stated that, "I made up a mantra to remember during stressful times: 'Stay positive, stay happy, stay hopeful.' It was this short phrase that kept me in good spirits and helped me stay focused.
 
Now, with high school classes, sports, and many exciting teenage milestones ahead, I'm bringing these lessons and my mantra with me to take on all of life's challenges."
 
Shamari goes on to say, "I've been cancer-free since December 2018 and am more excited to live my life than ever. This year, I'm looking forward to my lacrosse season starting next month and spending more time with my family and friends. I was also recently named an ambassador for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which funds a lot of the research for childhood cancer treatments, like the ones that helped me overcome my osteosarcoma. As I look ahead to the future, I'm exploring different possibilities. I'm interested in studying astrophysics or politics and would love to attend a university like M.I.T. or Georgetown. With so much to look forward to, I continue to focus on my goals, appreciate my journey so far and most importantly: stay positive, stay happy, and stay hopeful."
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