Most high school students change quite a bit from their freshman to senior year. For one Henry County High School senior, her personal transformation has been dramatic, although it wasn’t of her choosing.
Aleigha Hancock was a typical high school freshman with typical concerns: wearing the right clothes, doing her hair and makeup just right, finding out who was talking to who at school and studying for that pesky math test. But all that changed in April of her freshman year when Aleigha was diagnosed with cancer.
Aleigha shared the story of her journey through diagnosis and treatment in an essay contest sponsored by Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana. For her efforts, Aleigha earned a second place win in the category of students who have had cancer themselves in the “Write Stuff” essay contest with her entry titled, ‘There is Life After Cancer.’