SPYDASTRONG

$11,840 of $20k goal

Raised by 164 people in 12 months
Emerson Gibson  HYATTSVILLE, MD
#SPYDASTRONG
FULL TIME CANCER SURVIVOR
Spyda the dj, born Emerson Gibson, was diagnosed at MedStar Washington Hospital with Stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma in August 2012. Since his diagnosis he has completed chemotherapy and radiation at Washington Cancer Institute, an autologous transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center and consulted with Johns Hopkins.  After several relapses Spyda underwent a Haplo-identical stem cell transplantation at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in November 2015. During his extended hospital stay, Spyda and his medical team led by Dr. Sawa Ito fought to bring his health to a status that allowed him to return home on June 10, 2016.  This site was created as a response to the numerous questions asking "How can I help?" 

We’ve won a few battles but the war against Lymphoma has only just begun.

SpydaStrong began as a humble response to family, friends and supporters who wanted to help and has since morphed into much larger goal:

Supporting Lymphoma Awareness Worldwide
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Update 49
Posted by Emerson Gibson
3 months ago
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Not sure where I left off but please forgive the abrupt start. Earlier this year I was admitted February to June for complications from GVHD, at the end of August I started to experience really bad headaches, they felt like migraines but everything I usually tried previously for my migraine relief didn't work. I let my doctors know right away and they started to look into it... That was a very busy time for me since TTS was right around the corner I remember my mind and body really exhausted because not only was I in the hospital for months, I was still taking lots of Meds, wasn't as strong and had to use a cane sometimes to walk... anyhow, fast fwd to sept 10th, the day of TTS( of all days)... the night before I remember being in so much pain that I couldn't sleep , I responsibly took every pain Med that I thought would work but no relief, next thing I remember is my brother waking me up and he said he has to take me to the hospital right now... then I woke up in the ICU a week later I think). I had a stroke on the right side of my brain, suffered a couple seizures and diagnosed with Meningitis (brain infection). The headaches were cause from pressure on my brain, the solution,lumbar punctures/ spinal taps, lots of them but I'm grateful to be alive and I now have one of my toughest battles ahead and that's recovery.. my true friends and family never left me out was always there for me and that's NOT easy, trust me., I've been through it over the past year or 5 years I hurt in places I didn't even know I had but I've always been a warrior,( skilled fighter) so I know how to prepare for a battle, #SPYDASTRONG //
This would be a great time to say I've always had the greatest doctors and nurses, at WHC and now NIH, ☺️, oh, my Doctor Dr. Sawa Ito gave a new name" Miracle" but only she uses it, i think it's cool, she says it's fitting, // My Mom took this pic on sept 20th, sorry she had to see me like this but things soon sort out!!
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Update 48
Posted by Emerson Gibson
4 months ago
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"Cancer is NOT a death sentence".
"Cancer is NOT a death sentence".
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Update 47
Posted by Emerson Gibson
5 months ago
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I've been here for a couple weeks now , it's been tough!! I had strokes, seizures, brain infection , draining of spinal fluid.
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Update 46
Posted by Emerson Gibson
6 months ago
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First procedure I couldn't make it through, tapped out... But got full sedation for the other one AND the Doctor's son is in a band, told me he's the roadie (lol) so we had the greatest convo before he drugged me up. I really do have a blessed, unique and wonderful life...
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Tracy-Ann Daniel
3 months ago

You are in my prayers honey, stay strong, God is with you.

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Anthony Williams
6 months ago

SPYDA Prayers man are you OK

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$11,840 of $20k goal

Raised by 164 people in 12 months
Created March 27, 2016
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Susan Williams
18 days ago
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Joseph Ghirmay
19 days ago

Hail king! Thank you for your friendship and the times we shared. May you rest in peace King! On behalf of the Ghirmay family, I would like to send our deep condolences to the Gibson family.

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Merlin Tchouante
21 days ago
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Nikolai Nedd
22 days ago
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Simone Clarke
22 days ago
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Tonya James
22 days ago

We lost a true angel. My prayers are with the Gibson family.

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Alexis Jackson
27 days ago
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Lisa Gittens
29 days ago

RIP my Friend.

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Perry Glascoe
1 month ago
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Keri B
1 month ago
Tracy-Ann Daniel
3 months ago

You are in my prayers honey, stay strong, God is with you.

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Anthony Williams
6 months ago

SPYDA Prayers man are you OK

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