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Inspirational Stories


Lymphoma Survivor

Miguel was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in early 2017. He was an active, healthy man his entire life, so this diagnosis came as a total shock. Both he and his wife didn't know what to expect or what the outcome would be and were both beyond devastated. After surgery, chemotherapy, numerous procedures, and hospital stays, Miguel and his wife were thrilled to hear the doctors say he had no evidence of disease as of late 2017.

Throughout his treatment, Miguel had an amazing attitude and outlook. Giving up was not an option, and he fought this horrible disease every step of the way. His oncologist even said to him, "You are an inspiration to other patients." He is back to work full time, taking nothing for granted, and grateful for the treatments that helped save his life. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) provided peer support, counseling, and guidance along the way during his treatments. Miguel and his wife are both extremely grateful to Miguel's entire medical team at Weill Cornell and LLS for all the help they provided.