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About This Warrior

Corrine is a beautiful and brave warrior who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the start of her freshman year of college.  While it may have turned her world upside down, Corrine is as strong as they come and is battling her diagnosis with grace and ferocity. Learn about Corrine’s journey in her own words:

Tell us about your journey:

My journey was very difficult because I had just moved into my dorm at the University of Arizona. Far away from my family and on my own. Once I realized I was really sick and needed to get checked out, it all started. I was sent to the emergency room and stayed there for a week with the company of my mom. This is where I found out my diagnosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I was devastated and heartbroken. I then had one day to clean out my dorm and headed to renown the next day. I found out it was stage three and I would have to go through 6 months of chemotherapy, 12 rounds total. I thought chemo would be the hardest part of my journey, but the hardest part was losing my long hair and seeing everyone be able to live their lives in college while mine was put on hold. I had to learn to be able to focus on getting better and not focus on other people’s lives. These last four rounds of chemo I’ve had were some of the toughest. Taking an emotional toll on my body. But I’m so thankful to be feeling better and praying that my latest scan is clear.

How has NNCCF impacted your family’s journey?

NNCCF has impacted my family’s journey by allowing my mom to feel like there is a shoulder she can always lean on for help. They have helped my mom immensely by helping her anytime she is struggling emotionally or financially. What they have done for me is something I will never be able to thank them enough for. My two beautiful wigs. Hair has always been a big part of me, and I would’ve never imagined losing it. But sadly, I did, and it was one of the biggest challenges I’ll ever have to go through. Thanks to NNCCF they noticed how much I was struggling feeling uncomfortable being bald and they made an appointment for me to get my wigs. It was one of the best days of my life and an awesome experience. I got to try on different sizes, some with bangs, some without, and many different colors. They made me feel beautiful and confident again, and I can’t thank them enough. NNCCF is now my family and will forever be my family.



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