I was 36 years old and the mother of 3 young children when diagnosed with an indolent lymphoma. After developing my second recurrence, I volunteered for a clinical trial, with hope the new therapy would do what standard therapies couldn't: save my life. The drug helped me survive to benefit from newer therapies that subsequently came along.
I'm now in my longest remission and getting old. The trials that saved my life were supported by organizations such as Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF).
My gratitude motivated me to form Wendy's Eagles (WE) in 2004 and serve as captain every year., soliciting donations that help fund research that saves lives today and finds better treatments for tomorrow. To date, Wendy's Eagles has raised over $120,000 for the Lymphoma Research Foundation.
[coming: photographs and year-by-year reviews]