Real People, Real Stories

Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor

Jhonathan Shaikh

When I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, I was very scared. My cancer was aggressive, and things moved quickly to get me into treatment. I had no time to think. It didn’t feel real until days after my diagnosis.

To me, CanCare means triumph, hope and a divine purpose for my life. It helped me feel normal, understood and accepted as a cancer survivor. It has also allowed me to be humble, to face my fears and to know that I can really make someone hopeful, that I am a messenger of Hope.

Celebrating the power of hope means that hope brings you through the fight. I was in a terminal stage, yet the hope of one day being healthy gave me the power to continue with my battle. It was because of hope that God granted me mercy and gave me the chance to live cancer free.

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