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BY Casey Thaler

When I started college, I had a specific vision of where my life was heading – I was going to be an Air Force pilot. I had a full Air Force ROTC scholarship and was selected to join the Euro-NATO Pilot Training Program.

Little did I know, that was not where my life was heading. I received a cancer diagnosis at age 21.

I’d gone to an ENT specialist because I had lost my voice and couldn't get it back. I figured it was a sinus...

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