Many people have been inquiring about ways they can help Julianne through her fight against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. For the few people who aren’t aware of the full story, on Mother’s Day of this year, Julianne (28) went to the doctor for an ongoing cold. They did a chest x-ray and saw a mass in her chest. She was sent to a pulmonologist who administered a CT guided biopsy. He unfortunately could not reach enough tissue in order to confirm a diagnosis, so on June 13th he performed a mini sternotomy to obtain enough tissue to confirm the final diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Julianne will be receiving treatment at Emory University Hospital in Johns Creek by Dr. Szabo. A PET scan revealed the cancer is in stage 4b. However, Dr. Szabo has assured us she will respond well to treatment. Julianne will receive chemotherapy transfusions every other week for at least 6-8 months. At the end of the infusion cycles, another PET scan will be done and Dr. Szabo will let us know if she is responding to the chemotherapy.
During the course of her treatment, Dr. Szabo has advised Julianne to refrain from working due to her substantial involvement with small children as an elementary school PE teacher. During this time, Julianne will take a large pay cut due to being unable to work. Several people have reached out to us asking how to help Julianne and her family (husband-Will, daughter-Brooklyn (2yo), and daughter-Sienna (10yo), so I am setting up this Go Fund Me account hoping to help cover the costs of childcare, doctor bills, and any necessary living expenses.
Julianne begins treatment and the fight against Hodgkin’s Tuesday (July 25th). We appreciate all of the prayers, kind words, thoughts, and sweet gifts Julianne has already received thus far. Please continue to pray for peace for all of us, especially Julianne and her precious family. We love you all!
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