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Migdalia’s Story (Lymphoma and Triple Negative Breast Cancer)

Migdalias Lymphoma Negative Breast Cancer StoryAt the age of nine, I was diagnosed with lymphoma.

I underwent radiation and chemo for a combined total of 18 months.

I was bullied in school for not having hair and for having to wear a wig–it was rough.

During my remission, I was blessed with two beautiful children even though the doctors told my parents I would be sterile due to the chemo I was given.

In 2015, my story went like this “Happy birthday you have a lump in your breast.”

Again, I went through tests and procedures. I had uncertainties for a few weeks, and those weeks turned into a couple months.

Before I knew it, Christmas had arrived and I was receiving more bad news. I was told I have  Triple Negative Breast Cancer, an aggressive form of cancer and we have to get started on treatments right away.

And as New Year arrived, I was told, ” Happy New Year you are having a mastectomy.”

I underwent six months of chemo, lost my hair again along with my job and my home. I had to move-in with my parents and start all over again.

Currently, I’m enrolled in school.  God willing in July, I will graduate from an LPN program so I can have a start to give back and pay forward the amazing care I received both times from amazing medical teams.

I’m here by the grace of God!!!!

Fighting strong like the strong girl that I am and have learned to love with all my scars.

Migdalia
NJ
Submitted 05/14/2018

This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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  1. What an inspiration you are. It is so wonderful that after so many struggles you want to become a nurse. Keep fighting. Prayers to you and your family.

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