Finding out about the three students who had leukemia when they were younger was a bit of an accident. I was having a conversation with my friend and some how, she started talking about how one of the people we knew had leukemia when they were young. When I heard about that, I knew I had to write a profile on the student. After finishing the article, I was told that two other students that were in my class also had leukemia/issues with white blood cells. I could have decided to just turn in the one article on just one person, but instead, I decided to interview two more people and add them to my article. I knew I could't just ignore the information. I knew I had to write about it.
I wrote this article with Veronica Mellring and when my editor first suggested this idea to our section, she said the article would need two writers, so I volunteered to be one of the writers. I was really nervous about writing this article because it was on a sensitive topic and I'm not a religious person. I didn't want to accidentally offend anyone. Me and Veronica were careful about writing the article and how it was worded. It was challenging for me because I didn't have a religious background and I didn't know how to address the issue. However, at the end of the day when it was published, a lot of my friends told me that Veronica and I did a great job writing it. I'm proud of this article because we managed to write a good article on a sensitive topic.