Erin Maureen Carr

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My name is Erin Maureen Carr and I am 36 years old. I have survived 2 cancers. I am now a 20 year survivor of a brain tumor and 23 year survivor of thyroid cancer.

The doctors thought when I stopped talking and walking during my brain tumor that I would never talk or walk, again. But I am doing just that. I am very blessed to be alive and that neither cancer has come back.

My hobbies are drawing, reading, coloring, knitting, taking pictures, latch hook, sewing, and scrapbooking. I also like to listen to music. I am doing a lot of volunteering which I believe that I am giving back to the people that help me. I volunteer at Robison Jewish Healthcare Center, zoo, and on April 23, help at OMSI from 1:30 to 5:30 pm, every other Saturday. I volunteer so others can learn more than what they already know. I love helping out where I can. I like what kind of feedback that I receive. One was “oh you are so nice.” Some people keep me on my toes, a lot.

I can do a lot of the stuff that I did before my tumor. I like to keep my hands busy a lot.

Life seems crazy sometimes but I have gotten through some of that with help from family and friends. I am thankful for what I got. I am healthy and happy. I never thought that I would last so long. I would like to thank my family and friends.

I have lost family members that I really miss like my mom. She was and always be special to me.