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Alexandra Solowinska, a freshman at Stony Brook University, enters college with the goal of being a physician. Solowinska, a cancer survivor, now volunteers at the Stony Brook Medical Center, where she had her treatment as a toddler. (MICHAEL RUIZ / THE STATESMAN)

A Survivor’s Ambition

Michael Ruiz September 3, 2013
She remembers colorful tiles and the hospital smell. She remembers the piggy bank with her name on it that someone had given her before an overnight stay. She remembers that her parents never put out many baby pictures because she had no hair.
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