HUNTINGTON, Ind. (FDN)— Life is all about what you make of the hard times, will you let it bog you down, or, in Tessy Geiss’ case, will you let that rough patch heal and use that scar to tell a story.


I had seen Tessy around campus, said “Hi” a couple of times, but that was about it. I didn’t really know her or what she had gone through the year before I came to Huntington University. My family’s cancer story is similar. It wasn’t my mom, it was my grandpa, who my family was super close to. Our family would go everywhere with my grandparents, whether that was Los Amigos or South Dakota, literally everywhere. Basically every week we would do something with them. It was amazing to hear that Tessy’s community surrounded her and her family. Both the HU and her hometown community, that’s awesome. It’s always cool to see the power of the small community of HU come together to help someone going through a rough time. Love is a powerful thing, and love can heal scars even if those scars were created because of love.