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Heather

Heather is 17 years old and gets chemo twice a week for Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. She is really motivated to continue with her school work and is still trying to get used to wearing a wig. She is the oldest daughter of a single mom and has one younger sister. They struggle to make ends meet--things like gas for getting to and from her chemo sessions and electricity to keep the house cool (her treatments make her more hot-natured). She will be enduring the treatments and their side effects for many more months--at least until spring 2009.