Monday, October 8, 2012

Cancer strikes our family again

This post is about my middle sister, Kathryn. Her Hodgkin's Lymphoma has returned after being gone for a year. I know everyone is struggling at this time, if you can help, that's wonderful. Prayers and sharing the link are just as wonderful. We love her, we don't want to lose her. Her baby girl needs her Mommy. The site is set up to help her while she is receiving her treatment, her relapse is considered stage 4. She can no longer work, and gets no disability from her job because it's a government job. Thank you for whatever you can do.

My step-daughter, Haley, lost her mother to the same cancer 8 years ago. I'll write her story here one day. 

This here is the link to Kathryn's story and her donation site. 

My sister Kathryn and my niece. 
What is Hodgkin's Lymphoma?

Hodgkin's Lymphoma is characterized by the presence of a special type of lymphatic cell called a Reed-Sternberg (RS) cell. These cells are giant lymphocytes derived from B-cells. Because they are larger than healthy B-lymphocytes, and they often look like "owl's eyes," diagnosis is easily made when cells are examined under a microscope.
Hodgkin's Lymphoma can affect the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, and other internal organs.

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