By: T. Felder
Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 6/2/22 – Victoria Vesce is a philanthropist, model, first brain cancer survivor, and partial hearing aid wearer featured in Sports Illustrated. In 2016 while dancing for the Charlotte Hornets and studying for the LSAT, Vesce began experiencing extreme headaches and hearing loss. Her symptoms included fainting, dizziness, and unexplained adrenaline rushes. After a few visits to the doctor, a CAT scan revealed a brain tumor. She was then referred to Duke University Hospital, where another tumor was discovered during an MRI.
Vesce underwent surgery followed by thirty rounds of experimental radiation treatment. The surgery was successful but left Vesce deaf in her right ear. However, she enjoys a new outlook on life and is grateful for the people and organizations that have supported her.
“My motto in life now is that life is short. I have quit shaming myself or changing myself to please others. I own my life, imperfections, and all. I want to help others reach a point of good health, happiness, and fulfillment – as I have,” said Ms. Vesce. “Brain Tumor Awareness Month presents a chance to become educated about the issues that affect people with cancer diagnoses.
It’s also a chance to give to organizations that save lives.” Vesce currently works with Berman Law Group in South Florida and continues to model and grow her social media platform. She is a signed model with JL Model Management and Marilyn’s Agency. In the past, Ms. Vesce has volunteered for and been a part of organizations such as Error! Hyperlink reference not valid., Toys for Tots, Relay for Life, Ronald McDonald House (Young Professional’s Society), YMCA, Susan G. Komen, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization. Today, Victoria is an advocate for the Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.. This organization helped her during her radiation treatments at Duke Cancer Institute.
Check out more of her Sports Illustrated photos here:
For more information about how you can contribute to the National Brain Tumor Society, see their website, https://braintumor.org