Breaking Barriers: An Egyptian Immigrant's Journey with ALL

February 13, 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Bishoy Tadros, who went on to break barriers after he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of 3 and immigrated to the United States from Egypt to receive treatment.

At the age of 3, Bishoy Tadros received a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and immigrated to the United States with him family to receive treatment.

After moving to Los Angeles and then to Long Island, New York, Tadros underwent varios aggressive surgeries and entered remission on his 13th birthday.

However, it wasn’t until 2017 that he was inspired to share his story. He pushed away from his comfort zone, entering to run the New York City Marathon and raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society — all of which helped him to realize the power of his personal story.

Tadros wrote a memoir, titled “Break Barriers,” to help individuals learn that setbacks are never instilled to define oneself, and that patience, perspective and purpose are key.


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