Feb 16, 2009 - 10:04 am
Hi, my name is Whitney Colwell and in Feb. 2008 I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma Stage 2. I was 20 years old and in March I turned 21. I thought my life was over because no one inm y family had ever had cancer so I had never dealt with it. I started chemo and completed 8 of them. I then had to do 17 radiation treatments. My last doctors appt was in October and I received good news. I actually go back to the doctor here soon to here the results of my cat scan. I am so nervous. I got through this with hope, I never gave up. I was too young to let something destroy me. So I held my head high and kept on smiling. I had to keep a positve mind during all of this. I had wonderful family and friends by my side. Without God I would have never made it. Prayers mean everything. Everyone who is fighting hard for their life keep your head high and never give up. Anyone who needs to talk I am hear to listen.