I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (B-cell) in 2011. My first thoughts where, “I’m going to die! Who is going to care for my children?” My husband had left the home, left me raising 7 children! I raised all of my children on my own, now graduated and all employed! I went to school and became a nurse, worked 2 months then boom was diagnosed with cancer! With family, I was able to pull through during all the chemo treatments and stem cell transplant! I have been in remission 2 years and have recently remarried an angel; Curtis!
When I was going through all of this, I was terrified! I just did what the professionals wanted me to! No questions asked! If I had known someone that went through all this, I would have been braver!
My most memorable experience with the LLSC is letting us all be together recognizing survivors! That we can do this! We are not alone! We are all truly brave!
To anyone who wishes to get involved with the LLSC, please read my story. Being First Nations! It was tough financially! Most times I went without! And a lot of times I had to be alone because there were no support system for families! To be with loved ones! It is so important for patients not to be alone!