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Posts by Steven Giallourakis

Survivor, Osteosarcoma, AML, Pleomorphic Sarcoma Sarcoma, Renal Cell Carcinoma

All We Need Is a Little Love and a Lot of Luck

by Steven Giallourakis November 7, 2022

I was 15 when I first noticed the tightness in my right leg. It was mild at first, but as the winter of 2005-06 progressed, the mild tightness grew into something worse. I began to wake every night because my leg was so tight. After weeks of this, my parents decided it was time to do something.


The Friend That Changed My Life

by Steven Giallourakis May 17, 2021

When I was first diagnosed, I never wanted to leave my room. It wasn’t because I didn’t necessarily feel good. It was because I didn’t want to meet people. At 15, I understood that not all the children on my floor were going to survive.


My Name is Steve and I Am a Drug Addict

by Steven Giallourakis June 7, 2019

Two months earlier I had just finished my treatment for my first cancer. It was a 10-month journey filled with two spine surgeries, countless chemotherapy treatments and five weeks of radiation. During those 10-months I developed a fondness for my pain medication. I didn’t have that much pain that night, but I was sad and feeling alone.