Monday, June 21, 2010
From Our Sister Blog: Raising Hodgkin's Lymphoma Awareness Because It Matters
Unfortunately, it was not the “good cancer” and the road to remission was a bumpy one to say the least. It took a rare syngeneic stem cell transplant and almost two years of back-to-back high dose chemotherapy treatment and radiation therapy to bring our sister into remission status. As a family, we experienced this two-year challenging journey right along our sister. This sobering experience inspired us to do something tangible in our sister’s honor and in honor of other cancer warriors and survivors to help promote worldwide awareness for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer wrongly deemed the “good cancer”.
We launched Hope & Dreams Cancer Awareness T-Shirt Shop in 2006 to raise awareness and support for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and General Lymphoma/Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas. The store first opened with an assortment of Lymphoma awareness t-shirt designs (Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s) and later expanded to other cancer awareness merchandise.
Today, our sister is in remission and working on recovering from the harsh treatments. We are grateful to God that she has been given a second opportunity to fulfill her hopes and dreams — cancer free. Many have asked how our sister got through two years of back-to-back cancer treatment for aggressive Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, her answer is: determination, hope and most of all faith.