Life threw me a new challenge.


This is a challenge I'm intending to smash and come out stronger than ever!

My life took a turn, and I was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system.

I had to go through 12 rounds of chemotherapy, take post chemo pills after every session for nausea and to help me eat, I also had numerous blood test as well… I will still be getting blood test follow ups.

The day I found out about what I had… I remembered not being shocked, since I knew something was off… I had lost weight at a rapid pace, had lumps, and constant fatigue, at that time I did not know what was causing all of this.

What I can recall is not understanding why it happened, or if I did something that lead me to it.

When my parents and brothers found out they were very supportive. Each of them did their part, and I love you all for that and thank you for being there. One person that made sure I was always okay and comfortable, took me to all my sessions and blood tests, was my mother. There’s not a moment I don’t appreciate what she did for me.. Thank you mom for being the best mom I could ask for; I love you to the moon and back.

I would like to thank all my other family members who reached out and always checked up on me or asked how I was holding up by sending blessings and support. I love you all and thank you for being there.

I would also like to thank my friends who as soon they saw my post or found out reached out and have been there along the way… I love you all and am thankful to have you be part of my life; you all have a special place in my heart.

One year later, after going through my treatments, and all of the side effects that came with chemotherapy which included thinning of the hair, harsh amount of fatigue, loss of appetite, and chemo brain .

I can happily say my body has recovered dramatically compared to before and I feel it’s getting stronger each day. I got confirmation last week from my oncologist that my blood and CT scan results were clear and no there were no traces of the cancer; I’m still on the road to remission.

I would like to thank you all again.



  • Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Primary Treatment

  • Chemotherapy


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