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Tori’s Story

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We are so blessed.Welcome to Tori's journey. It all began around March 10, 2013. Tori started in with a bad cough, congestion and feeling very tired. We went to the doctors and he said she had some sinus issues and put her an on antibiotic. She felt a little better on some days, but then got worse. Her days were full of wanting to do nothing but lay around, her cough got worse and her chest began to hurt. She lost her appetite and began losing some weight. She kept the positive attitude, continued to work and manage her school load, but struggled. We took her back to the doctors, who put her on a stronger antibiotic and told us to get a chest X-Ray if it wasn't better by Monday.Her chest got better at first, but then got bad again. She began having shortness of breath, lost a few more pounds, her back began to hurt (we assumed it was from coughing so much), she was still very tired. Some days she felt pretty good and other days it was difficult to breathe. She began experiencing extreme night sweats and some numbness and discoloration in her left arm when she was actively using it.We had a chest X-ray done which showed some fluid in her left lung. So back to the doctors we went. The doctor noticed a large swelling around the left side of her neck, almost looking like a football players neck. The doctor then told us that the chest X-ray also showed a large thickening down the middle of the chest. He said that these were all sign of lymphoma - which is a form of blood cancer...and thus it all began!

Latest Journal Update

Great News!

Well Tori and I were back at OSU, The James yesterday for her ten month scans,  They are still clear and her remission continues!  Although she still deals with many side effects from the chemo, Tori is feeling good.  I have never seen anyone so excited to go to school and work.  Next scans will be in July.  I will post another update at the end of April when Tori celebrates her one year birthday (from her transplant),

Cancer sucks, but we ARE beating it!
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Gennie Gongwer
By Gennie Gongwer
YEA !!!
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Gennie Gongwer
By Gennie Gongwer
YEA !!!!
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Angela Crozier-Berger
By Angela and Family
Awesome News!!!! You Rock!!!
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dave gorzelanczyk
By Dave Gorzelanczyk
Awesome news...Praise be to God and rejoice in Him!
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Pam McMillin
By McMillins
So happy to hear this great news!! Glory Be To God!!! You all continue to be in my prayers on a regular basis!
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Ann Cubbedge
By Ann
Sooooo glad to hear it Cari and family!!! Awesome news.
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Janet Meacham
By Janet Meacham
What wonderful news!!!
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Vicki Hofmann
By Vicki Hofmann
So happy to hear this news!! Only up hill from here!!
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Julia Albring
By Julia Albring
Praise God! Your family is a continuous lesson in love, perseverance and grace.
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Sherry Boerst
By Sherry Boerst
Great news! So happy for all of you! Will pray for continued remission.
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