Support Lena’s Road to Recovery

Lena Harmata was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma on February 20, 2018. Prior to her diagnosis Lena had been experiencing symptoms since October 2017 such as extreme night sweats, fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath, and inability to walk around campus which resulted in her having police escorts drive her to class. Due to her diagnosis she had to temporarily withdraw from James Madison University during the spring semester of her sophomore year.

Since Lena’s diagnosis she has been receiving chemotherapy treatments at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. As of mid May she has undergone 4 out of 5 chemotherapy treatments. Unfortunately, because the initial bulky tumor in her chest was more than one third her chest size, she will need to have three weeks of radiation for five days a week starting July at Sibling Hospital in Washington, DC.

Chemotherapy causes early menopause which can shorten Lena’s time frame of having her own child. Lena hopes that she can harvest her eggs through fertility preservation at Shady Grove Fertility. Fertility preservation is not covered by insurance and is a very expensive procedure.

Lena has always been known for her bubbly personality and positive attitude that has continued to shine and inspire others through her battle with cancer. At James Madison University Lena is studying Elementary Education under a five year masters program. As she continues her studies to be an elementary school teacher and help children grow and learn, Lena’s one hope is to have her own child one day.  

We are asking for your help so Lena can experience the miracle of having her own child.  

If you are able to help in her cause, any donation no matter how small, will be so greatly appreciated.  Thank you all for your continued support, thoughts and prayers.

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  • lisa and tom archie 
    • $50 
    • 18 mos
  • Patryk Drescher 
    • $50 
    • 20 mos
  • Katie Murray 
    • $20 
    • 21 mos
  • Matt Long 
    • $10 
    • 21 mos
  • Timberly Deane 
    • $100 
    • 21 mos
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Lena Harmata 
Alexandria, VA
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