I was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the fall of 2012.
By God's grace, my cancer was detected in its early stages and treatment was expedited. With the help of a brilliant local oncology team and consultation from top specialists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, we attacked the beast with heavy ammunition and intrepid optimism.
In March of 2013, scan results declared "complete resolution and response to chemotherapy" and I transitioned from cancer patient to cancer survivor. I've been blessed with a favorable recovery journey ever since.
Without the miracle of modern medicine, exceptional caregivers, precious family and friends, and interceding prayers, I would never have fared through this episode as I have. Encouragement is simply receiving courage; for it, I can’t express my gratitude as fully as it needs to be.
I'm very happy to once again participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life as a co-captain of the Cancer Crushers: superheroes fighting for more tomorrows!
The American Cancer Society does wonderful things for cancer patients, their caregivers, families, and friends. They help with screening and prevention, support survivors, and invest considerable amounts into research (something that is critical as we work together to beat cancer).
Please visit our team page to join Cancer Crushers, join another team in your neck of the woods, dedicate a luminaria, contact us to become one of our team's sponsors, or donate if you’re able.
Thank you so very much for your support!
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