Honored Kid

Rachel Ford

Age 21
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Location

Richfield , OH, US

Diagnosis

Hodgkin lymphoma

Date of Diagnosis

January 2020

Status

In treatment

Treated At

Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

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My Story

I have shaved my head twice for St. Baldricks and have volunteered a lot of time for Rainbow and Babies Children's Hospital, I even raised over 500 dollars for St. Baldricks in 2017, but this year shaving heads hit home for my family and me and now we need Rainbow's help. January 10th 2020, I was told I have Hodgkins Lymphoma After three months of tests, scans, and surgeries we sat down with our oncologist and we're finally given an answer. This has been really hard dealing with the diagnosis, finding the balance between school and doctor's appointments, wondering how much of our lives we'll have to adapt, but it has also been the most humbling and God is teaching me so much. Patience for sure. We are so happy for answers and excited about this journey. It will be tough, it's going to suck, but we are so ready to tackle this mountain and kick cancer in the nodes. Please consider donating! There are kids and teens and young adults being diagnosed every day with cancer and with your donation you can help cures be created so cancer isn't such a scary word.

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