Michelle Crippen

First post: Jan 16, 2018 Latest post: Sep 20, 2020
In February of 2017, Mom began experiencing changes in her vision. Six months later, a medical team at the Wills Eye Institute diagnosed her with intraocular lymphoma, a rare type of eye cancer.

After nine methotrexate injections directly into each eye, Mom's lymphoma seemed to be responding well to treatment and doctors were optimistic for a full recovery. 

Late in November, however, she started experiencing flu-like symptoms and neck soreness eventually leading to a swollen lymph node. A biopsy earlier this month confirmed her medical team's suspicions, leading to a Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) diagnosis. 

DLBCL is the most common type of lymphoma in adults, and although often very treatable, there is a lot that we do not know and there is still a long road ahead of chemotherapy. 

This page is designed to be a place where friends and family can stay up to date on Mom's recovery. Thank you so much for your prayers and support. 

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