In August of 2014, after a routine medical procedure, doctors suspected that Sarah Mowat may have a lymphoma type cancer. Soon thereafter, with her husband by her side, doctors confirmed that Sarah indeed had cancer, stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma.
Sarah began a four-month chemotherapy regimen followed by 15 days of radiation. Originally from Staffordshire, England, Sarah now lives in St. Charles with her husband, Nick, and their daughters, Evie and Isobel. Being far from home did not make things easy for Sarah, but visits from her family and starting a blog helped her deal with the ups and downs of cancer treatment.
"My journey has been bittersweet. At the time of my diagnosis, I was enjoying time with my baby girl Isobel who was 3 months old when I received the news. I took a leaf out of my toddlers book and lived in the moment, day by day," she said
During treatment, Sarah learned about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and participated in the 2014 Light The Night Walk. Surrounded by her family and new friends, she was excited by the crowd and inspired by those wearing survivor t-shirts. She continues to raise funds and awareness for blood cancer and will be honored at the 2015 Walk in Oak Brook, IL. Sarah is now three months post treatment and seeing her doctor for follow-up care.
Follow Sarah through her journey by catching up with her on her blog PuddlesAndRainbows. You can also follow her as a guest blogger for LLS's Illinois chapter.