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Chelsey

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Hello, my name is Chelsey. I am a 19 year old college student, studying to become a veterinarian one day. I do pet care and small odd jobs to pay the bills each month. This is my story; On November 21, 2011 I noticed an abnormality around my left eye, thinking it was a simple eye infection and not having medical insurance I want to urgent care where it was diagnosed as an eye infection. The doctor proceeded to prescribe me antibiotic drops and told me to use them for a week. I used them for a month and noticed it wasn't getting better so as soon as my medical insurance kicked in I went to see my doctor where she prescribed a stronger antibiotic. After a week and no change she made a referral to an ophthalmologist. The ophthalmologist scheduled a biopsy of the tissue around my left eye on February 1, 2012. On February 8th, 2012 I was diagnosed with lymphoma which is also known as Malt Lymphoma on the eye. That honestly was the worst day of my life, thus far. I was out shopping with my mom when the doctor called to give me the news. My dad, sister, and boyfriend came with me to the consultation with the oncologist, where he told us about the cancer and proceeded to schedule me for a bone marrow biopsy. I was told on March 13, 2012 that the cancer is in both my eyes. My radiologist decided to try an antibiotic that has been proven to work about 50% of the time on this form of cancer. I complete the antibiotic on April 4, 2012. If it didn't do anything then when I see her again on May 10, 2012 we will discuss my other treatment options. I continue to stay strong and positive. I ask for positive attitudes and prayers in my life. The Fighters 4 Life Organization was introduced to me by a friend and has been wonderful with all the love and support they have given to me and all of the other cancer warriors. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the Fighters 4 Life Organization and for all the donations received, you all are wonderful people. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to learn my story. God Bless You All!