In March 2017, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
This came as a huge shock. I immediately starting thinking about how this might impact my wife and our two young daughters' lives.
I had 2.5 cycles of ABVD and ISRT radiotherapy and have been in remission since August 2017. I couldn't have down it without the support of my family, friends, LLS.org support groups and even the ice hockey team I had to stop playing with, who sported violet stick and shin guard colored tape when playing the rest of the season.
Going through this journey has inspired me into becoming more involved in lymphoma awareness and education. I regularly spend time providing support online to others who have been diagnosed or are going through treatment and have questions. I even completed patient navigator training certifications and run a website that covers cancer support topics - Navigator for Cancer (http://www.navigatorforcancer.com).
Being diagnosed with a blood cancer allows inclusion into a terrible group of wonderfully-supportive people. I'll always be grateful for everyone's support and am looking to be there for others.