Last fall, Amanda had the pleasure of meeting Jackie, a young New Yorker battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, at a conference for young adults organized by the good folks at Stupid Cancer.
Jackie came up the Seas It table with determination in her eyes and we knew we would be hearing from her again soon. Jackie explained that one of her biggest hurdles is dealing with the chronic fatigue and painful side effects from her recent stem cell transplant.
However, after nearly a year of some really intense treatments and obstacles, Jackie felt like she finally had the strength and energy to focus on getting back into physical shape again and applied for a Patient Grant.
Seas It was lucky enough to find Arlene, an awesome personal trainer, who has experience working on the physical goals of people undergoing and recovering from cancer treatments. Arlene and Amanda worked together to find a proper training regimen for Jackie. Because of Jackie’s stem cell transplant, she is unable to work out in a gym or outdoors. Arlene agreed that some personal training sessions in Jackie’s home would give Jackie some renewed energy, increase her physical strength, and rebuild some lost muscle mass.
As you can tell from the picture below, Jackie and Arlene make a great team. Thank you, Jackie, for choosing to Seas It! You’re an inspiration to us all.