"I remember staring like a deer in the headlights wondering what the doctor was saying, but I was not willing to give up upon hearing those ugly words 'you have cancer.'"
"Ask for and graciously accept help along the way. Fighting lymphoma is a long and difficult journey with many ups and downs."
“When I was diagnosed, I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't let cancer control my happiness - a promise which ended up being one of the best things I could've ever done.”
“There was a lot of good that came from having lymphoma. Prior to my cancer diagnosis, I never realized how resilient or strong I was.”
“I never had any doubt that I would not overcome this disease and fight it through to the end.”
"When I meet other MCL patients, survivors, and caregivers I tell them that I’m a 19-year survivor and there is hope at the end of the tunnel."
"People always want to know, 'How should I interact with someone I care about who has cancer?' I think the answer's easy: give them a future. Give them something to look forward to. Plan things with them, because we all need a future to survive for."
"Though it was a tough journey, I got through it with the support of my family and dear friends who were there with attention, love and food!."