Monday, April 28, 2014

Overcoming Cancer as a College Student

Courtesy of Kaitlin Bachmeyer  

Last Thanksgiving Kaitlin Bachmeyer, a senior at the University of Mississippi, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. After receiving the diagnosis Kaitlin decided to remain a full time student in order to graduate this May.

Kaitlin originally planned on seven chemotherapy treatments until she was hospitalized last week for Sepsis, a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure. Now, Kaitlin is responsible for three more chemotherapy treatments.

Since the diagnosis, Kaitlin’s parents leased a house in town for the spring semester to assist their daughter in her recovery. Each week, Kaitlin’s parents decide who is going to drive from Huntsville, Ala. to help Kaitlin.

Kaitlin’s optimism and positive attitude have allowed her to persevere through seven chemotherapy treatments. With only three more left, Kaitlin is adamant about overcoming cancer.

Nancy Hogan has more on the story, which you can see by clicking here.

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