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Andrea Darville: A Dream Deferred

Thirty-one-year-old Andrea Darville was excited to begin her journey as a journalist after graduating from the University of The Bahamas. But a colon cancer diagnosis…

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Thirty-one-year-old Andrea Darville was excited to begin her journey as a journalist after graduating from the University of The Bahamas. But a colon cancer diagnosis took her life in another direction, and threw her into the ring for a fight she’s determined to win. 



Darville had anticipated that she would be done with her chemo treatments in June, but as the cancer spread, she needed a new and more intense round of treatment.

For the 31-year-old life has changed, drastically.

Every two weeks, Darville must endure a grueling five-hour chemo treatment.

According to Darville the treatment is nearly as taxing on the body as its aftermath.

That pain however, can’t be treated, according to Darville’s doctors.

They’ve coined it “cancer pain” and despite taking painkillers, the pain persists. So now she spends most of her time sleeping the aches away.

But there is something that brings Darville joy – her Facebook page where she shares her battle with Colon Cancer with more than 14-hundred friends- the good, the bad and the ugly.

Unable to pursue her dream of being a journalist and without the dexterity to fulfill her passion for hair braiding, Darville is relying on family and friends to fund the lifesaving treatment that she needs

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