Fight Strong Tim-Lymphoma Warrior

Timmy is sixteen and is in his junior year of high school. His smile is contagious and he absolutely loves life.  His goal right now is to fight for his life and do so with a positive attitude. Timmy’s ultimate career goal is to join the Marines and serve his country. He also would like to work towards becoming a OCSD Deputy Sheriff...just like his dad! 

Back in December 2017,  Timmy discovered a lump on his neck and was taken to his pediatrician to have it looked at.  After many tests, he was rushed to the hospital and admitted for many more tests and a biopsy of the tumor in question.  The waiting was excruciating, as the seven long days seemed like months. Timmy was diagnosed with the rare cancer, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Stage IV. While this was a scary time for our family, Timmy was brave and ready to begin chemo. He was ready to do whatever else was needed to be cured.

Timmy finished chemo and radiation June 2018. He was so excited to have his PICC Line removed and feel “normal” again. Sadly, the day of his line removal, we were advised that he had developed a blood clot. So the idea of being in remission and free of all reminders of cancer came to a stop. His doctor advised him...The blood thinner, Lovenox (shots) would need to be taken twice a day for 3-6 months. 

August 15, 2018, Timmy found a new lump in his neck and the Oncologist requested to have a rush on getting it biopsied. The find was absolutely unbelievable and devastating. Fast forward to August 27... Our family was given the shattering news that Timmy’s Hodgkin’s Lymphoma has in fact returned. A relapse?! To be diagnosed a second time within a few months of a relapse is extremely rare! However, Timmy explained that he was ready to fight his second battle with this horrible disease. We’re so proud of our strong and brave son.

We will begin treatment in September 17, and will be praying that this rare cancer will be killed once and for all! Treatment will include...4 rounds of chemo, radiation and a Autologous Stem Cell Transplant. We know that this fight will be extremely difficult, but we will give it all we have! The Schwitters do not give up! We will win this fight.

With this new diagnosis, treatment will be conducted in Los Angeles, CA. The many months of commuting, overnight stays and medical bills will be a bit difficult this go around. As we are trying our best to put our pride aside, any help would be so appreciative.  

We are truly grateful for your help! 

Thank you so much for your help. Prayers are much appreciated!

Sincerley, 

Shawn, Michelle and Family
Our Journey https://www.facebook.com/FightStrongTim/
  • Daniel Hernandez 
    • $5 
    • 25 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 35 mos
  • Sean McMullin 
    • $200 
    • 36 mos
  • Laura Yakemonis  
    • $25 
    • 37 mos
  • Alyssa Quan 
    • $20 
    • 37 mos
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Fundraising team: Team Fight Stong Timmy (2)

Michelle Schwitters 
Organizer
Raised $2,295 from 16 donations
Corona, CA
Shawn Schwitters 
Team member
Raised $350 from 2 donations
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