In October 2015, after a trip to the ER with pain in my abdomen, I was diagnosed with stage 3, large B cell, multiple location, non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
My oncologist originally told me that the treatment plan would include 10 chemotherapy rounds, followed with radiation. I was out of work for eight weeks until my doctor decided I was in good enough health to return work.
Cancer affects everyone in your life that loves you — emotionally and financially. When you are sick, the bills do not stop coming, and in some cases, cancer can ruin people financially.
I was given information about a onetime grant offered by LLS, and decided to give them a call. They were helpful and understanding. I was awarded a grant to help with the cost of doctors’ visits and medications.
This was a huge help to me and my family and took some of the burden off of us. I ask that you please donate to LLS. You never know when you may need it. As of today, I have been in remission one year, and I look forward to helping LLS for many more years to come!