Wednesday Warrior – Susie

Susie Pennartz - WarriorMy name is Susie.  I am a three time cancer survivor and I’m 43 years old. Here’s my story…

I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 16. I had six rounds of chemo and radiation. Ten years later I was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in my right knee. I had eight rounds of chemo to shrink the tumor, surgery to remove tumor, and nine more rounds of chemo. The surgery did not get clear margins and I had five weeks of radiation. I had a 3-year-old daughter at the time. Two years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer in my left breast that had spread to the lymph nodes under my left arm. I had surgery to remove both breasts and 21 lymph nodes under arm. I had chemo but no radiation. They were afraid that I have already been exposed to too much radiation.

I have been NED for a year and a half. I have three beautiful daughters.  The last two are my miracles since I was told by doctors that I probably wouldn’t be able to conceive after extensive chemotherapy. I am a supporter of all cancer research and cancer awareness. I feel I am here for a purpose and it’s to fight cancer and help others in anyway that I can!

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If you or a loved one has been impacted by sarcoma cancer, we encourage you to share your story.  Sharing your story can be such an inspiration to others who are dealing with sarcoma in their own life and remind us all of the urgency to find better treatments in order to make an impact on the devastation that sarcoma cancer brings. Let your experiences help others become involved with raising awareness!