SWOSU Grad Student Featured in Book on Cancer Survivors
One SWOSU student, Caleb Scoville, has overcome things in his life that few people his age can relate to. Scoville is a two-time cancer survivor and was recently featured in the book Perseverance: True Voices of Cancer Survivors by Carolyn Rubenstein.
At age 9, Scoville of Watonga was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. After 8 months of chemotherapy, he was rid of the cancer until December of 2006 when he was diagnosed with a meningioma, a type of brain tumor. Scoville had surgery to remove the tumor and can finally say that he is cancer free.
He credits his faith, friends, and family for helping him overcome the cancer.
"I had many loved ones and friends supporting me," said Scoville. "I was never alone in the battle."
Caleb is a graduate student in psychology and maintains nearly a 4.0 GPA. He wants to use his life and experiences to help people. Cancer has given him a different perspective on life.
"Cancer can make a person realize how precious and fleeting life really is," Scoville said. "For me, cancer has opened up a world of experiences I would have otherwise never known. For that reason, I can say that I am thankful for cancer."
The book by Rubenstein features various stories about cancer survivors.