Everyone has struggles in their life, which issomething that Brianna Mercado never fails to remind herself. Although, I think shes gone through much more than some of us ever will.
Brianna had fought to win the battle against cancer, twice, by age 22. First it was against a rare bone cancer, Ewing’s sarcoma. The second time it was againstthyroid cancer, a devastating diagnosis she received on Christmas Eve. Both times, she tried staying strong for her loved ones, and what shone through it all was herimmense passion for life.
She shows in this talk how strong she has become, how she has kept positivity, and how inspirational of a person she is through words, and dance. When she shares her personal recording from her phone, she lets you in on a very personal memory and emotion…
Below are some bits of her journey and some information about where she is today!
She beat it again, but realized that no matter what your health is at any point in time, you can never truly be cancer free. That fear in your head and the battle you fought will always remain embedded in you.
“A lot of magical things have happened since then,” Mercadosaid.
She returned to NYC after her treatment in L.A. and got back into her groove of dancing, performing, and auditioning.
You may not be able to control the world, but you can control who you choose to be and what actions you take. So choose to be something, when your life starts to spin […] Choose to be anything. And learn to let go of that voice in your head, she says in her TED Talk.
Her cancer cells have shrunk by the day, and she is making sure that continues to happen at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Currently, Mercadois not only dancing, but singing as well! She has been signed with MSA talent and will be in her firstmusical production this summer as an ensemble dancer in the Muny’s production of Aida.