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Posts by Beth Reed

Survivor, Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma

My name is Beth Reed and I am 38 years old living in Brooklyn with my husband and dog named Hudson. I had stage 4c Hodgkins and currently 22 years off treatment. To celebrate my 20th anniversary off treatment, I ran my first half marathon, the NYC Half) and raised money for Stupid Cancer and then ran 3 more and now training for my 5th half.

When Trauma Triggers…

by Beth Reed January 23, 2024

As a sit here on a hot and humid day in New York City, literally today’s Wordle was “humid.” I see the air quality alert on my Alexa and weather app and am instantly taken back to when I was sick with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s disease in the summer of 1996 when I wasn’t allowed out of the house when there were such alerts.


What Beating Cancer Taught Me About the Fear of COVID-19

by Beth Reed March 17, 2020

Trauma is triggering, in whatever form it comes, the flashbacks, the physical sensations, the memories and most of all the reality.