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Kristen Schwed

  • Burkitt's Lymphoma

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Kristen was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma shortly after her 14th birthday. She was an active, healthy cheerleader and would soon be a freshman in high school. The treatments she received for her cancer were aggressive, harsh and very hard on her body, mind and soul. Kristen held her head high and triumphed to victory in January of 2007. She's now getting ready to start her senior year in high school and plans to join the Navy after she reaches her 5 year cancer free mark.  Kristen continues to fight the effects of cancer and its treatment, but that does not stop her from living her life to the fullest and volunteering for several cancer organizations...she wants to help make a difference!

Written by Julie Lindsay, Kristen’s Mom

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