Dear Jack

Brian C

Active LifeList Participant

I’m 32 years old and this is my third cancer diagnosis. My first diagnosis happened when I was 26 and living in Texas. I was diagnosed with plasmablastic lymphoma and given a year-and-a-half to live but I fought it tooth and nail and made it into remission eight months later. Then, last year I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I went through six treatments of chemo over three months, then a very hard month that included a bone marrow transplant and two months of recovery to again, finally land in remission nine months later. Then, only two months later, I was diagnosed with a recurrence of my first cancer, plasmablastic lymphoma, and I am currently battling it with everything that I have in my life.

My current prognosis, as I understand it, is only a few more months before the cancer wins, barring something extraordinary happening. I am receiving chemo treatments at the hospital, on an oral chemo drug and looking into another bone marrow transplant as well, but it seems to be rather difficult to find a matching donor.


Brian’s LifeList:

  • Tickets to see Twenty One Pilots in concert (the band he credits for saving his life)
  • An Oculus Quest VR Headset

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