Battling cancer in a global pandemic
A glimpse into the life of Sydney Livingston
Last summer, sitting on her porch soaking in the sun just after finishing up her remote work for the day, Sydney Livingtson’s phone rang. She sat in shock as the voice on the other end of the phone mumbled on, until she heard the words, “Stage 2 Nodular Sclerosis Hodgkin's Lymphoma.”
She hung up the phone and allowed the tears to fall, for the first and last time in months.
“I called my sister, because I don't like going and crying to my parents because I knew that they were gonna freak out and so I wanted to be stable when I told them, so I called my sister and just cried to her for a minute and she really helped me,” Livingston said. “And then I pulled it together and I think I kind of went numb for the next, long while actually.”