Football Ferns defender Rebekah Stott has verified she has been identified with Phase 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
The 27-12 months-previous, who has 81 intercontinental caps, made the announcement on social media on Wednesday.
”Three months ago I was diagn osed with Phase 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma,’’ she reported.
Three weeks ago I was diagnosed with Phase 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I know the journey forward will be hard, but I want to confront just about every impediment with a optimistic frame of mind and support encourage other individuals who have blood cancer also. Thank you to anyone who has supported me so significantly. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/JsAORHhLG7
— Rebekah Stott (@stotty_13) March 2, 2021
“I know the journey ahead will be difficult, but I want to deal with every single obstacle with a constructive mindset and assistance inspire many others who have blood cancer too.
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“Thank you to every person who has supported me so much.’’
Papamoa-born Stott had been in England with Brighton and Hove Albion, but not too long ago returned to Australia for clinical explanations.
She had assisted Melbourne Town get the 2020 W-League grand ultimate right before signing up for Brighton.
Stott said in a online video on her Twitter account that she “obviously knew there was one thing not right’’.
“I had two massive lumps on my neck that have been expanding.
“It was very powerful, and fairly tense, but the at the exact time I experienced a good deal of assistance all around me.’’
Stott reported she “went and had a biopsy’’ and a healthcare staffer informed her it could be lymphoma.
She then “bought on Google’’ and identified there have been “various distinct types’’ of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, but that it was “really treatable, very curable, in particular in young people today.’’
Stott, who started her career in Australia, claimed she made the decision to return from England simply because the National Wellbeing Support there was stretched with Covid-19 situations.
“I was in quarantine when I obtained the result that I experienced been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma,’’ she mentioned.
Stott, who built her Soccer Ferns debut in 2012, reported she “just happy to know exactly what is’’ and now she “can try out and offer with it’’.
She said the lymphoma had “travelled under my diaphragm, which suggests it truly is Stage 3’’, and she would have to have “more intense chemotherapy, involving four months of a 21-working day cycle.
When she would “probably experience fairly crook’’, being an athlete could assist her handle the cure programme.
She reported she would do all she could to continue being healthy and healthier, “which will give me the greatest possible opportunity of having out of it stronger’’.
Stott stated she preferred to “try and really encourage and encourage others’’ to do the identical, a “mindset’’ she claimed would “help me get as a result of the process’’.
A 1st-selection defender for the Soccer Ferns, Stott has performed skillfully in Australia, Germany and the United States ahead of her move to England’s elite Women’s Tremendous League.
She has 4 intercontinental objectives, and performed just about every minute of New Zealand’s a few matches at the 2016 Rio Olympic Video games.
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