In January 2017 Meaghan noticed her lymph nodes in her neck were swollen. Two weeks later, she was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, and five days later we learned Meaghan had Hodgkin lymphoma stage 2A bulky with a 13 CM mass in her chest. This took us all by surprise. One month earlier, Meaghan had qualified for the North American Irish Dance Nationals and two days prior, had placed 2nd in the 500 for the Stone Ridge Swim Team.
After 4 - 21 days cycles of chemotherapy and 14 days of radiation, Meaghan shows no evidence of disease and is remission. Even though she missed three months of school, she finished out her freshman year of high school at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart with highest honors. She started summer swimming with the Inverness Forest Nessies as soon as she was done with radiation.
She is looking forward to sophomore year and plans to do a three week study abroad in Scotland in November. We are grateful to the awesome staff at Johns Hopkins for the care they gave Meaghan and to LLS for supporting us along the way.