continued Since most cancer cells divide rapidly, chemotherapeutic agents target cells that divide rapidly.
This can lead to serious side effects, since cells in the bone marrow, digestive tract and hair follicles also divide rapidly, and are therefore targeted, too.
Malorie’s parents are both supportive, though,
In an effort to show Malorie that they’re all in it together, her father, Christopher, gave her a buzz cut after she began to lose her hair from the chemo tratments.
He then turned the clippers on himself and Danielle.
Changes like that have taken some getting used to—the family’s life is much different than it was just two months ago—but Danielle said there is a silver lining.
“Malorie says she now knows what she wants to do after high school next year, and that is to be a nurse,” Danielle said. “She sees how compassionate they are, especially with the kids.”
There’s a 90 percent success rate for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, so everyone, including Malorie, is hopeful.
She is so hopeful, in fact, that she’s even set a short-term goal for herself.
“She wants to be well enough to attend her junior prom on May 11,” Danielle said. “She’s never been to one before, and she says she’s going to make it.”
If you go:
What: Knights of the Night Talent Show
When: Saturday, April 20 from 7-10 p.m.
Where: Seton Catholic Central School, 206 New York Road, Plattsburgh
Cost: There is a $5 minimum dontation for this event
From 7-10. Two sets with refreshments in between. Asking for $5 minimum.
Can donate money through the school, too.