In 2013, I was getting weaker, out of breath, losing mental ability, and having other strange symptoms.  Little did I know I was dying of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and I also had an indolent cancer.

I received chemo just in time. My doctor told me a year later, I had been just a few days from dying. The treatment was working, and that’s when I joined Gilda’s Club. 

The staff made it the most memorable experience for me with their great kindness, compassion, and loving concern. Being able to share with other cancer patients in the wellness sharing group was very helpful. Another wonderful experience was the horse therapy session because the horses seemed so sensitive to help me. They would lean gently on folks with anxiety and radiate support like a big dog.  I learned many important life lessons. I continue to participate in club activities as after 7 years a slow growing indolent cancer is coming back. 

Gilda’s Club helped make my cancer a positive experience. I have confidence and trust that whatever happens, things will work out with God’s help and Gilda’s Club.

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  1. 1
    Carolyn Walker on May 6, 2021

    Hi Sid, thanks for posting this article. It was nice hearing about you. ( We were in a class some time ago.). Carolyn W.

  2. 2
    Dick Ainsworth on May 10, 2021

    Hi sid…

    Nice article.

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