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Inspirational Stories


stage 3 Hodgkin lymphoma (HL)

Hello, my name is Lily and I am 14 years old. In November of 2022, I was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). At the beginning, I was completely shocked because there was no sign that anything was wrong with my health. It was the hardest news I’ve ever heard in my life. The only thing that I was worried about was if I was going to die or if I was going to lose my hair I am now 2 cycles into my chemotherapy. I have lost my hair and I love my bald look!

The biggest thing that I’ve learned through this hard time is that it does not matter if you have cancer or not, you should always love and appreciate everything! If you have just found out that you have cancer, one of my favorite things to write on my whiteboard as I go in to get chemo is that CANCER DOES NOT DEFINE YOU! Love yourself and love others!

Lily HL