My 26th birthday didn't start the way I expected. Instead of celebrations and cake I was met with my next challenge. On January 25th 2017, I was diagnosed with Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma- Stage III B.
I know there will be a long road ahead, with chemo treatments and intense side effects and even the possibly that I lose my hair. But I want you to know that I will not lose hope. I have an incredible team of doctors and even more than that, I have you all, an amazing support system of friends and family. So yes, 26 didn't start out the way I thought, but I want everyone to know I plan on making this my best year yet. I am confident but more importantly, I feel loved...truly the best blessing of all.
Thank you for all the kindness and positivity. I know in my heart we'll get through this together.