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Nina fights a brain tumor at 22, adopts the motto “just keep swimming”

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Nina fights a brain tumor at 22, adopts the motto “just keep swimming”

May 30, 2014

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My name is Nina Garkavi and I am now 25 years old. I would have never thought I would be so closely connected to Seattle Children’s. My family moved to America when I was just 4 years old and I went through my childhood thankfully not needing any of the services that are provided by Seattle Children’s. After finishing high school in Seattle, I moved to New York City for college. I scored a job on Fifth Avenue right after graduating in 2010 and began working in the big city. While it was all new and filled with busy days, I really felt like this was the start of my new journey and I was climbing up the big New York City ladder. I had to think about a lot of things – how would I afford living in the city? What train would I take to get to work? Where would I do laundry because there wasn’t a machine in the building? All those questions and more were filling up my mind but never did I think about cancer or what I would do if I got it. Not at 22. That was not something I was going to have to worry about…right? Wrong.

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