One Summer Changed My Life

October 15, 2021

Episode 192

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Thomas McGirr shares his story as a survivor of childhood cancer and how it’s impacted his future path.

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This podcast has been made possible thanks to the generous support from Eielson Spouses Club- Eielson AFB- AK.

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Thomas McGirr is the 19-year-old son of a Retired Special Operations Solider and grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina near Fort Bragg. Currently a sophomore at Appalachian State University, Thomas is majoring in Psychology and minoring in American Sign Language. As a childhood brain cancer survivor he hopes to take his experience and help others as a Child Life Specialist.

Thomas is celebrating his 10th anniversary of being cancer free this year!

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