In January of 2011, after months of extreme fatigue and a perpetual cough, Jeremy Kennish received devastating news from his doctor. At age 28, he was told he had Stage Four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which had manifested itself as a large mass in Jeremy’s chest. Following the initial diagnosis, Jeremy underwent twelve chemotherapy treatments and three surgeries over six months. The cancer responded extremely well to the course of treatment, and in August Jeremy was told he’d be able to begin the last phase -- radiation. Devastating news came just days before he was to begin when the doctors found a suspicious-looking lymph node. It was removed and the biopsy showed it to be cancerous.
From August - October 2011, Jeremy underwent four more rounds of chemotherapy. Each treatment required a four-day hospital stay. On December 2, 2011, he was admitted to the hospital for a bone marrow transplant, using his own marrow. He came home just in time for Christmas on December 23, 2011 and the Kennish family remained positive that he would remain cancer-free.
Unfortunately, in June 2012, a routine cancer scan showed that the cancer had returned. Since July 2012, Jeremy has been receiving a newly-released chemotherapy medicine every three weeks.
Exactly one year since his last transplant, on December 2, 2012, Jeremy will be admitted to Stanford for another bone marrow transplant, this time using his sister's marrow. The transplant process is expected to take 100 days.
This means that for 100 days Jeremy will be recovering in a different city, separated from his wife of eight years, Liz, and his two boys, Sawyer (5) and Oliver (4). This is a huge emotional, physical, and financial challenge for the Kennish family.
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