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A little more than a year after her transplant for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Pamela Clark is cancer-free and busy surfing competitively, promoting surfing for women and raising funds for organizations such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Eva Borsi, non-smoker, bicycle rider, was diagnosed with lung cancer at age 46. She is being treated at on a clinical trial at SCCA.
Returning from a climb near Mt. Everest in 2004, Matt Fioretti thought his doctors were crazy after he learned he had aplastic anemia.
Cancer usually comes unexpectedly. For Richard Hunter, it was practically overnight. He woke up one day and saw blood in his urine. He was 58 years old at the time.
Diagnosed with aplastic anemia at age 17, Jennifer Migliana can’t imagine having had a bone marrow transplant anywhere but Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
When Bob Summer had cancer at 23, “I felt I’d lived a good life.” So at 46, after surviving Burkitt Lymphoma: “I feel like I’ve somehow cheated death. I felt like a spoiled kid asking for something on the top shelf.”
Working just three days a week at an optometrist’s office, Carolyn Kloke felt very tired and began to experience acid reflux that progressed over time. “I woke up in extreme pain and took an antacid,” Carolyn recalls. “I wasn’t ill but called the doctor the next day. My nurse practitioner found a mass—non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.”
At 72 years young, Roger Sweet can still pull off 32 chin ups—a feat not many people can claim at any age, not to mention after surviving follicular large cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Susan Ault moved to the Pacific Northwest to get treatment for her non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Now a survivor, she’s taken up permanent residence in Sequim.
Doing nothing more than walking after dinner, Joyce Miner wondered if she was having a heart attack. But what she had was lymphocytic leukemia, Philadelphia chromosome positive (ALL Ph+).