Childhood Cancer Survivor Grows Up to Be a Nurse
As a child, Maria Seta had Wilms tumor, a type of kidney cancer, and her first memories are of being in the hospital. Today, she calls herself a survivor. She's also a new wife (she's now Maria Kirkland) and a mother-to-be. And she is a nurse at Cincinnati Children's the same place where she was treated as a child and still receives follow-up care at the Cancer Survivor Center. She says not only did doctors here help her beat cancer, they know how to screen for problems other doctors might miss. She says care here has made her the nurse she is today and will help her prepare for parenthood herself.