Five days after my 22nd birthday, I found a lump on my neck. After multiple tests and a biopsy, on January 27th, 2021 I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Stage 3E. Four days later I began my final semester at SUNY New Paltz which was my student teaching semester. Thankfully, I was still able to do student teaching virtually and I graduated from college in May of 2021, while also undergoing chemotherapy.
Finding a balance between school and chemotherapy wasn’t easy but thankfully my teachers and advisors were willing to work with me to make sure I would get the opportunity to graduate.
Nicole’s Life List:
- Meet Big Time Rush
- Tickets to the Big Time Rush concert