Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. I have been fighting refractory Hodgkin lymphoma for almost two years now , trying to get strong enough to have a stem cell transplant . My mother is my caregiver and we travel 130 miles from her home to lexington for my treatments sometimes multiple times a week . My mom lives on a fixed income and is not in the best of health herself but she always finds the strength to take care of me and my needs are only going to get more demanding with the transplant not to mention the finacial burden that has sat completely on her shoulders . As time for the transplant draws near so does more fear O was given a 50/50 chance at surviving through everything , please keep us in your prayers , my emotions have been all over the place I can use all the prayer I can get .