It started with a simple Saturday night with my girlfriends. Wine and good stories. I casually mentioned a lump developing in my neck and one of them said to go get it checked. My diagnosis took 3 months and the waiting and not knowing were the worst part. Once I was told I had non-hodgkins lymphoma my anxiety, fear were overtaken by a sense of “I have to beat this”. My journey in chemo wards were met by so many others that I still don’t know if they were as lucky to be a survivor. Some were much younger and some were much older. Cancer doesn’t care who you are. I remember even thinking – why me, but realistically – why not?
I attended my first Light the Night and I was overwhelmed by all the survivors who were there that night. I was also emotional seeing all the very young kids who were survivors or fighting. They were so innocent and happy holding a red lit balloon. I am grateful to be a part of the fundraising that goes into eradicating blood cancers. I look at my beautiful daughter and I am motivated to make sure her generation sees an end to Lymphoma.
Thank you for joining me in my goal to fundraise. Your support means everything to me.