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Stephanie’s Story

I was diagnosed with stage 3 non-Hodgkin lymphoma in December 2016. Over the phone. Like so many others, my family and I started to swim in questions.

What’s next? 
How would our lives change?
Where do we go?

The unknowns were endless so we turned to the internet to search for answers. There was so much to try and figure out.

What made it worse was how the information came: medical jargon, statistics, and studies. It made us feel incredibly helpless. 

My husband reached out to his childhood friend, David, now a doctor at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) where I would later get treatment.

He came over to our house the night of the diagnosis, telling me and my family – in human terms –  what might happen and what our options were. He’s not an oncologist, but his experience as a doctor helped walk us through the next steps. 

And that’s why I created this website, originally named “OneDavid.” We are working to give one “David” to everyone who needs and wants the help – in human terms. The best way to do that?

I’m happy to say I’m in remission and am now celebrating life by dedicating it to our community of cancer patients and caregivers. Big hugs.