My wife Robin is my inspiration! She finds the positive in everything, even after being diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma. When the doctors found that she had a 20 centimeter tumor in her belly, cancer in her bone marrow, spleen and liver; she stated that she was going to live through this. At the time we had two young children, 3 and 5, and she had “things to do and children to raise.” In May of 2010 she was diagnosed and chemo began immediately. Chemo didn’t end until February 2011. She had 37 rounds of chemo, 18 rounds of radiation and one bone marrow transplant using her own stem cells. We thought she was in the clear and about a year later she had a reoccurrence. The cancer had returned and she had to have additional chemotherapy (14 more rounds) and a second bone marrow transplant, this time using stem cells donated by her sister. She has been on the road to recovery since this summer when she was released from the hospital and is doing it in style. She has the warmest smile a person can have and takes it day by day. She even worked throughout some of this ordeal, teaching online classes, until she just wasn’t able to anymore. I know she misses it. However she helps our kids, now 5 and 7, with their homework each night. She’s has maintained a positive attitude about living and surviving this disease for a long time and she amazes me always. She talked to people during her own treatments at the medical clinic and is always positive encouraging them to be positive as well. She never gave up and kept her positive attitude the entire time. My wife is my hero and I am glad she’s a survivor.