Honored Kid

Rachel Ford

Age 23
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Location

Richfield , OH, US

Diagnosis

Hodgkin lymphoma

Date of Diagnosis

January 2020

Status

No evidence of disease

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 shaving heads hits home for my family and me and we needed Rainbow's help. January 10th 2020, I was told I have Lymphocyte-Rich Classical Hodgkins Lymphoma, Stage 2b. After three months of tests, scans, and surgeries we sat down with my oncologist and we were finally given an answer. It was 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 experience and God is still teaching me so much. Patience for sure. 


Now we are so happy to announce that I am currently NED as of August 2020 and am getting married in May 2021!


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