Savanah Bean never misses an opportunity for wordplay. She’s a rapper through and through and sees the world from an incredibly unique perspective. Savanah was first diagnosed with cancer at 8. Her third bout of cancer left her with severe short-term memory loss. At one point, it was so intense, she barely recognized her mother. Throughout all of those trials and challenges, music remained a constant. It even helps her remember things these days she otherwise might not. It seems that music contributes to locking people and moments into her memory banks. Savanah’s a fan of 90’s hip hop and has a throwback style, one part Eminem, one part a mish-mash of old school but really all her own. Her risqué sense of humor combined with her incredibly friendly attitude helps her create true-story raps. Recently she composed a song about her telling jokes for money at the mall (and getting in trouble for it). Savanah is also happy that Play it Back helps her stay in touch with her favorite former childlife specialist Hilary Gan who is also Play it Back’s co-founder.
About Teen Cancer America
Our mission is to improve the experience, outcomes and survival of teens and young adults with cancer by providing facilities and programs designed especially for them in hospitals throughout the USA.
Teen Cancer America helps hospitals and healthcare professionals bridge the gap between pediatric and adult oncologoy care and aims to educate and support hospitals and outpatient facilities in the development of specialized units for teens and young adults. The units are a place just for teens and young adults where the cancer experience is understood and the importance of living life through the cancer journey is nourished.