University of Memphis
My name is Emma Gilpin. I live in Memphis, TN where I was born and raised. Currently, I am a Public Relations major at the University of Memphis. After I graduate, I hope to work with nonprofit organizations. In my free time, I love to dance and go to concerts.
I was diagnosed with Radioactive Iodine Resistant Papillary Thyroid Cancer in July of 2015. During treatment, I had two surgeries. Because I can’t undergo the most common form of treatment for my type of cancer, I have been in a watch and wait stage for four years now. However, I am stable and healthy! Being diagnosed in high school was hard, but having the support of my friends, families, and doctors helped me through.
Posts by Emma Gilpin
Facing Cancer Together: A Story of Two Best FriendsSeptember 14, 2021
When Emma was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in July 2015, Margaret was a huge part of her support system. Who would have guessed that Margaret would face the same diagnosis less than a year later?Read this blog post