My name is Camdon Cherry. I was 14 hours away from graduating with a BS in microbiology from Oklahoma State University when I was diagnosed with acute lymphblastic leukemia (ALL).
I presented to the hospital with staphylococcus infections in my blood and developed COVID-19 while in the hospital so my treatment was delayed for weeks. I am still very early in my treatments as I was only diagnosed on Dec. 1, 2020 and I am currently in induction phase 2 of chemotherapy.
I have a bone marrow biopsy next week to determine if I am in remission yet but even if so, it is still going to be a very long road to recovery and will be going through chemotherapy for years.
I’ve been in contact with many other blood cancer survivors for their support and encouragement. I’ve also used The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to understand much of my diagnosis and they’ve been such an amazing help.
I’m ready to fight this fight and take on all the challenges ahead!