Michael and Mom Talk Cancer: Episode 1, the diagnosis


Michael was diagnosed with Leukemia on July 14th, 2020, in the middle of Covid quarantine.  The exact diagnosis of Hepatosplenic Lymphoma came almost 3 weeks later on August 3rd, 2020.  This was shocking and definitely life-changing for a 19 year old kid who had grown up in a healthy family as a windsurfer, surfer, gym-goer.   Michael describes how he felt, some of the thoughts that went through his mind, and how this changed his life in a moment.  Michael’s mom, Ashlee, shares her perspective as well, as she hears that her son needs surgery, chemo, and a bone marrow transplant.