Girls Lifting Others
Get to know the GLO Girls and how their stories inspire everyone around them.
My name is Lily Cain. In April 2020 I was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkins Lymphoma. Throughout the COVID quarantine, I had been feeling overly fatigued and was getting sharp chest pains. As a 16-year-old, I thought nothing of it. Until I found a large lump on the left side of my neck that wouldn't go away. After multiple doctor's visits, scans and surgeries, I was diagnosed. I started my first round of chemotherapy treatment on May 11, 2020. Throughout that summer I underwent four rounds of intensive chemotherapy. After my second round of chemotherapy, scans revealed that my body was responding well to the treatment. There were no signs of any cancer modules left! After finishing my last two rounds, I was declared cancer-free on August 4th, 2020!
I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma of the right proximal tibia back in March. Prior to my diagnosis I was having a lot of knee pain that was inconsistent for months. Getting the cancer diagnosis was very unexpected. I had chemotherapy for 10 weeks and then I had my Rotationplasty surgery in May. Rotationplasty is when they take the middle part of your leg out and turn your tibia and foot 180 degrees and then reattach it to your femur. After a short break I did about 20 more weeks of chemotherapy. Last week on the 20th I was able to ring the bell for no more chemotherapy! I still have a long road ahead of scans, appointments, PT, and relearning to walk and drive but I'm thankful to be where I am today.