In Her Own Words:
Lymphomaniac Trip Helps Cancer Survivor Fight On
By Emily Rusch
I was diagnosed with Acute T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in June of 2015. After undergoing 5 months of intense chemotherapy, my husband and I were referred to the Lymphomaniac Society website. We applied for, and were granted a trip that we were able in to take in December during a break in my treatment. The Lymphomaniac Society flew us to Little Rock, Arkansas for 3 days. We were greeted at the airport and shown around the city before going to our Courtyard Marriott hotel in downtown Little Rock. We were given ideas of things to do, but ultimately left to our own devices. We spent our time exploring, relaxing and eating. We enjoyed spa treatments, dinner out, and a tour of the Clinton Presidential Library, all arranged by the Society.
It was an incredible weekend where we were able to escape our surroundings and recharge our batteries to start another round. We are so grateful to Elizabeth and Griffin for their kindness and hospitality. This trip was a mental and physical break from the stress and pain of chemotherapy.
Thank you, Lymphomaniac Society!
Editor's Note: Emily Rusch (of Arlington, VA) was the first recipient of a trip from the Lymphomaniac Society. She was invited to provide a first-hand account of her cancer journey and her experience on the first Lymphomaniac Society trip. For more photos from Emily's trip, go to www.lymphomaniac.org/photos.