WATCH: ‘Sit Down With Steve’ Highlights Childhood Cancer Survivors Jessica Maxwell and Julie Spurlock
By Space Coast Daily // December 29, 2021
SPACE COAST DAILY TV SPECIAL PRESENTATION
WATCH: Julie Spurlock and Jessica Maxwell, both childhood cancer survivors, talk with Steve Wilson in the latest edition of “Sit Down with Steve.”
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – In this edition of “Sit Down with Steve,” Steve Wilson talks to cancer survivors Julie Spurlock and Jessica Maxwell about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the battles they have had to endure.
In 2012, September was proclaimed as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to bring awareness to pediatric cancer, which remains the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 14.
Forty-three children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer every day.
Spurlock, a Merritt Island native, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at age 13 and battled cancer successfully for approximately 2-1/2 years, only to have it return after a one-year absence.
With the same grit and determination she showed during her first bout, Spurlock, once again, defeated cancer.
During her second bout with cancer, and with the help of friends and family, Spurlock received more than 300 video clips of support from all over the world.
Maxwell was diagnosed with cancer in 2020 and ultimately had her right arm amputated. During that time, she was the Battalion Commander of the ROTC program. Her plans of a military career were derailed, but it did not extinguish her spirit.
Maxwell has gone on to become Port Canaveral Commissioner Robyn Hattaway’s first Port Ambassador appointment, and at age 18, is the youngest person to serve as a delegate for the CPA Board of Commissioners.
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