11 years old
During the past few months, Mary Browder has ridden horses, paddled a canoe, climbed rock formations, played golf and tennis, maintained a 100-average in schoolwork and competed in the world finals of a problem-solving competition. She has also undergone treatment for high risk Hodgkin lymphoma at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In November 2013, Mary Browder started running a fever. She was lethargic and lost weight. Her doctor thought she had pneumonia, but antibiotics didn’t seem to help. In January, a chest X-ray revealed a mass on Mary Browder’s chest. Follow up tests soon revealed Mary Browder suffered from Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system.
At St. Jude, Mary Browder’s treatment included several rounds of chemotherapy. She’s now finished with treatment and visits St. Jude for regular checkups.
Mary Browder is back to all her activities, including a new one. She was recently elected to her school council.
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