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Micheal - Hodgkins Refractory Lymphoma

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THE STORY:

I am a forty year old male married for 19 yrs to my amazing wife and best friend, Jill. She found a lump in my neck in 1997 and I was diagnosed with stage 3b Hodgkins disease. I was given chemotherapy which induced a remission. Several years later we found out that our only child, age four, had inoperable brain cancer and were at St. Judes Childrens Research hospital with him until his death in April 2001. Three weeks later, nine more tumors were discovered after a CAT scan and a stem cell transplant was performed. It failed and again the cancer returned. I have had numerous chemotherapies over the years and am having an experimental one today as I type. This makes nine times it has recurred. I have been told I am terminal. Although I am taking this chemo, the goal is now to buy more time rather than cure me. I would really like to take my wife on a vacation and spend some time with her away from hospitals. She is my rock. I love the ocean and have never been to the Florida Keys and I also love the beautiful mountains and would like to see maybe Colorado. Either would be incredible.

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