Five years ago today I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Although that time in my life was marked with fear and uncertainty it was also blessed with the amazing support of my friends, family, and God. Today I celebrate my five year mark of survivorship and the celebration of my cure. I went to the doctor a few weeks ago for my routine check up and he told me that I am free and cured from the disease. I cannot express the joy, blessings, freedom that the words “cure” have brought to me. I am so thankful for my life. My grandma and I were discussing how life takes it twists and turns and how much I have been blessed in the last five years. I have traveled the world, I have written a book, I have created an amazing business where I get to capture the love of others, I have found my own love, and in 6 more months I will be married. Thank you to all the support of my friends and family who have taken me every step of the way with love and support in the good times and the bad. I love you all and especially my loving savior Jesus Christ.
Danielle, I am so proud of you and am so grateful to have you as a friend. My students just gave their presentation and it brought tears to my eyes. How positive you are is so inspirational. Again…I am so glad that our Schroeder valves crossed. Love ya! Cristin