FASHION

It Took Cancer & Losing My Leg to Notice my God Given Talent

Amputee

Jade Desiderio

Kicking Cancer's Butt Twice

Hi! I'm Jade. I was 25 years old with a promising career as a salesman when I was diagnosed with bone cancer. After a year of chemo and radiation therapy, I thought I was healed. However, cancer is a b*tch and it recurred after a year. We travelled from Abu Dhabi to India to find a cure, but failed. We returned to the Philippines and decided to amputate the affected leg. After two years of battling cancer, I am currently cancer-free for almost four years- thank God.

I Lost A Leg But I Gained A New Passion

I accepted life just the way it was. I accepted the fact that I could never live the life that I had before. Being used to a fast-paced life, now, I needed to take time. It's not that easy to be an amputee. That's why I felt the urge to do something, but it never crossed my mind that one day I would become a barber- not until one day when I stumbled upon my father's old clipper (that same old clipper I used to shave my hair during my chemo days). It's wasn't my thing at first, but I gave it a try because there was nothing to lose. I watched tutorials on YouTube on how to do skin fade. I then found myself getting hooked to it! I never imagined that I would become so addicted to watching all those transformations and thinking they were so magnificent. That is how I decided that I wanted to be a barber. It took me losing a leg to realize that I had this God given talent.

Right now, all I have is a barbershop in our backyard. I will strive hard so that one day I can have a real shop of my own. Even thought I lost my right leg, I am still thankfull I never gave up. Blessings are coming. Believe that. Trust the process...

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