Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness

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To whom it may concern:September is Leukemia and Lymphoma and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I am a 28- year old U.S. Marine on active duty attending Villanova full-time and I have been in remission from Stage II Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for 12 months. I had to fight this battle just last year and managed to maintain in school full-time and achieve a 3.2, despite 32 chemotherapy treatments, four surgeries, 18 radiation treatments, and the birth of my youngest daughter! Since then, I have go on to get back into shape and graduate Marine Officer Candidates School and soon I will be commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marines. My oncologist calls me the “Lance Armstrong” of the Corps! I also am very good friends with another Marine family whose son has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. This courageous boy is six and currently undergoing treatment at Children’s Hospital of Phila. I would like to know if I could share his and my story in order to increase awareness to the student body. Lymphoma is the leading killer for men under 30 and someone dies every nine minutes from both! At the minimum, is there any room in the paper to publish a short announcement?Thank you for your time,Charles (Chip) Hemcher (215)957-4516 Home after 7:00pm.