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From anatomy lab to cancer battle, MUSC student shows gratitude by taking on LOWVELO

At first glance, Bridget Horgan is your typical MUSC student – bright, eager and ready to learn. But what you don’t see on the surface is the grit and determination that got her through her first year of graduate school.

In May 2021, Horgan was checking things off her to-do list before leaving home in New York to start her doctorate program in occupational therapy at the MUSC College of Health Professions. “I went for some doctor’s appointments before moving down here just to do like, checkups and get my shots up to date and everything,” she said. “And my doctor felt a lump in my throat.”

That lump turned into a thyroid cancer diagnosis that rewrote the story of her first year of graduate school. 

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