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Brian Kozera

Lymphoma

Brian Kozera

Lymphoma

As my arms sliced through the surface of the cool, turquoise, waters of Austria’s Lake Wörthersee, I couldn’t believe that this moment had arrived. Just two years earlier, in 2014, my world was turned upside down when I was diagnosed with cancer.

Tierra Ryan

Lymphoma

Tierra Ryan

Lymphoma

At 31, Tierra Ryan was a young professional woman, working as a pharmacist and a medical writer for a large pharmaceutical company, when she was shocked to learn she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Fox Chase Cancer Center was one of two hospitals her doctor recommended. Tierra underwent chemotherapy and radiation therapy at Fox Chase, and in November 2014 was placed on surveillance because her cancer was in remission. Today, she still works in the pharmaceutical industry, but as a medical science liaison focusing on oncology. "I’m truly thankful to the doctors and staff at Fox Chase because they saved my life," Tierra said. "Because of them, I have a long life ahead of me."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frank Serianni

Lymphoma

Frank Serianni

Lymphoma

At the age of 44, Frank Serianni was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at his local community hospital, where he was treated with chemotherapy and radiation. After his cancer returned, Frank sought treatment at the Fox Chase-Temple University Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program, following the advice of his doctor. After a long, but succesful journey, and two bone marrow transplants, Frank is back to work part-time, maintains a regular fitness regimen, and has returned to many of his favorite activities. "I’m grateful to my doctors and nurses for giving me a chance to live my life again," he said.

Diane Morgan

Lymphoma

Diane Morgan

Lymphoma

For Montgomery County Controller Diane Morgan, becoming a financial donor to Fox Chase Cancer Center was about much more than just writing a check. Diane experienced Fox Chase care first hand when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma at age 39 in 1987.

"The news was devastating," she recalled. Always a dynamo, Diane was married, running her own rehabilitation therapy business and the mother of 2 teen-age daughters. "One of my tennis buddies had died from Hodgkin's, so naturally, I was concerned."

Chris Lyons

Lymphoma

Chris Lyons

Lymphoma

In June 2004, I felt like I was on the top of the world. I had just graduated from Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia, where I was active in student government, and was starting college that fall at Temple University. I had been healthy throughout high school after my kidney transplant in 1999, just a few days before I turned 13. My body had fully accepted my mom’s kidney.

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