My Fundraising Page

You may say that I'm a dreamer
Sep 20, 2013

I was diagnosed with Anaplastic Large T Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) in July. Although my cancer is aggressive and one of the rarest forms of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, I am one of the lucky ones and I caught my disease at Stage I. I am currently undergoing treatment at Georgetown University Hospital and my doctor is enthusiastic about my prognosis!

I’m in an endless battle to take back and hold on to my dreams. I occasionally find myself grappling with getting out of bed in the morning with my mind consumed on the 30% chance that my cancer reoccurs within the first year. My trepidation abruptly dissipates and there is light at the end of the tunnel. I wake restless from tossing and turning in my striking pink wig, which is lopsided with bangs dangling in my eyes, and there is a coffee greeting me and a voice uttering, good morning beautiful. At the end of my tunnel there is coffee with him.

Although I’ve found my light, many others still need help. This is where ya’ll come in. I am starting a team to raise money with the hope that others in the future will not have to put their dreams on hold. I’m pleading with you to support my cause by either joining my team or donating anything, even five dollars instead of that morning Starbucks to help me reach my personal goal of raising $4,500. Suitably named, Light the Night is a walk that culminates a fundraiser that helps provide research, financial assistance, educational material and advocacy, which I have personally used during my search for a second opinion. Please, please, please help an organization that not only helped me, but also provides hope for the future. In the words of a good friend when she discovered my diagnosis, “Twenty six year old girls should not have to worry about things like cancer” and let’s make sure they never will have to again.

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Supporter Comments

    "Keep kickin' this things ass. You are amazing :-)"

    John C.

    Wed Aug 28 05:50:06 EDT 2013

    "Much love and energy as you kick this thing to the curb. You are the best!!"

    Kirk, Christy, Grant, & Brad Maurer

    Mon Sep 09 08:07:46 EDT 2013

    "Cheering for you all the way! John Coleman's Mom Linda mason Pace and husband Steve Pace"

    Linda M. Pace

    Thu Sep 12 06:16:30 EDT 2013

    "Lisa, I know it's been ages but I stumbled across your blog on Facebook and I just have to say, you are amazing. Stay strong- you got this. Wishing you all the best and so much more, Sarah Froberg"

    sarah f

    Sat Sep 21 04:28:32 EDT 2013

    "Thinking of you, Lisa!! "

    Shannon Abbott

    Wed Oct 09 11:20:49 EDT 2013

    "The Mullaney/Wilkes families"

    the Mullaney/Wilkes families

    Wed Sep 11 07:02:35 EDT 2013

    "You're gonna beat this shit mama...Can't wait to watch you make Lymphoma feel sorry for messing with you. F**k cancer and keep strong!!! Love love love youuuuu TULSSSSS!"

    Jessica Weiss

    Tue Sep 10 09:02:55 EDT 2013

    "Girl you got this! XO"

    Emily Driscoll

    Tue Sep 10 08:39:23 EDT 2013

    "You are an inspiration to everyone. You are amazing and loved by all! "

    Patty Behan

    Mon Sep 09 08:26:03 EDT 2013



    Fri Sep 06 08:44:45 EDT 2013

    "Thinking of you!"

    Kate Henderson

    Fri Sep 06 10:48:32 EDT 2013

    "Good luck,Lisa. Much love!"

    Lynn Ulsh

    Thu Sep 05 04:05:02 EDT 2013

    "My bella is amazing :) Keep kickin' ass and takin' names. I love you!"

    Jessica Novak

    Mon Sep 02 02:09:19 EDT 2013

    "I join your battle cry Lisa!"

    Chuck W

    Fri Aug 30 03:04:52 EDT 2013

    "Sincere good wishes and prayers to all who are fighting this terrible fight. Guidance to all that are searching for a cure."

    Arthur & Antoinette Schrimpe

    Fri Aug 30 10:11:42 EDT 2013

    "Sending love, support, and lots of f*** cancer energy your way :)"

    Lisa Musto

    Thu Aug 29 10:03:53 EDT 2013

    "You have a heart of gold! Love you sweet friend! "

    Bonnie Grace Tillman

    Thu Aug 29 09:22:06 EDT 2013

    "I wish you all the best Lisa! Keep fighting!"

    Lizzy Morris

    Thu Aug 29 08:17:45 EDT 2013

    "F*** Cancer!!"

    Brenna Trush

    Thu Aug 29 04:32:05 EDT 2013

    "Love you Lisa - Keep inspiring!! "

    Bianca Sheldon

    Mon Sep 30 11:01:28 EDT 2013

    "Sharing your blog -- you are truly an inspiration! Wishing nothing but the best for you and sending Washington Semester love. "

    Jessica Zapf

    Mon Sep 09 05:36:48 EDT 2013

    "With every penny, every pence we get closer to the goal. Sheila brought me here. God bless you and keep you "


    Fri Aug 30 10:45:20 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,072.48 | Goal: $4,500.00
90 %

My Team

Team Total: $5,805.00 | Goal: $5,000.00

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My Thanks To

Antonette Kruzic Ager $500.00
the Mullaney/Wilkes famil... $500.00
david brant $500.00
Kirk, Christy, Grant, & B... $250.00
Bruce Maurer $250.00
Diane Milks $250.00
Linda M. Pace $100.00
Jessica Weiss $100.00
Lynn Ulsh $100.00
Chuck W $100.00
Toni and Gary Ager $100.00
Arthur & Antoinette Schri... $100.00
Brenna Trush $100.00
Bianca Sheldon $75.00
Noah Trombly $60.00
Emily Driscoll $50.00
Erin Seals $50.00
John C. $50.00
Erin Innis $35.00
Patty Behan $35.00
Shannon Abbott $30.00
Ashley Seigfried $30.00
Jessica Zapf $30.00
Jamie Lockhart $25.00
sarah f  
Kate Henderson  
Jessica Novak  
Dan Brennan  
Sheila Ojei  
Lisa Musto  
Bonnie Grace Tillman  
Lizzy Morris