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Posts by Angeliki Pelehrinis

Survivor, Hodgkin's Lymphoma

My name is Angeliki and I am 23 years old. I am now three years cancer-free after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 19, in my third year of college. I left school to undergo chemotherapy and radiation, but later returned and graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I am currently working as an emergency department medical scribe as I complete my last prerequisite courses to apply to nursing school!

A New Hope

by Angeliki Pelehrinis May 3, 2021

Over time, I began to feel guilty, especially around my own cancer-free milestones. Why am I alive when they aren’t? My treatment was significantly shorter and less intense. I hadn’t fought any harder and wasn’t any more positive. After years of being a supportive friend, I was now helpless.