‘The Fight of My Life’ | How Becky Found a Lifelong Passion After Battling Childhood Cancer
PART FOUR: From witnessing exceptional care and compassion given to children in their own lives, to receiving treatment first-hand, this weekly series features Seattle Children’s employees and the life experiences that drove them to pursue careers in healthcare.
In 1991, Becky Greenway was a 17-year-old student facing chronic knee pain throughout her senior year of high school.
“My pain was worse at night and the only way I could get any relief was by soaking it in the bathtub,” she recalled.
Greenway sought care from several primary care doctors who provided varying diagnoses, including tendonitis, growing pains and a possible mental disorder.
“This fourth doctor couldn’t find any reason for my pain, so he was convinced it was all in my head,” Greenway explained.
Feeling exasperated, Greenway’s mother pushed forward, certain that the root of her daughter’s pain was something more serious.