Amanda was diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma just a couple of weeks before her 21st birthday (March 30,2011). Created on Facebook is the Amanda Pants Angels page, for love , support, encouragement, and sharing the ups and downs with Amanda. Also on Facebook is the Supporting Amanda with Love page for giving support to Amanda, Jordan, Amanda's mother, Laurie, and Amanda's sister, Jen.
A recent petscan revealed there is progress with the treatment Amanda is receiving for this. Using Rituxan, http://www.rituxan.com and chemo, with a plan to take her bone marrow for later transplant options, the doctors in Port Charlotte, Florida are giving us great hope for these kids' future.
Linking arms in love with Amanda on the Facebook pages, has brought together several people across the country who are dealing with cancer in one way or another. Every day you step outside your door, you are likely to encounter someone who either has fought this battle themselves, or has a loved one, or close friend who has. Nearly everyday, for this past 2 months, I have spoken on the phone with someone who is fighting for their life, or with a loved one who is, to beat cancer.
We are all part of one family! It is with love, and a positive spirit we are supporting Amanda and ALL of the Amandas in our lives, to have healthy and restored lives with those they love and are surrounded by. WE WILL NOT LET GO !!!