Mary Meadows was working full-time and juggling grad school — she didn’t have time to be sick with a sinus infection. But when her symptoms worsened, she landed in the ER. A few days and a biopsy later, she had a diagnosis: Leukemia. Mary began 30 days of rigorous chemotherapy at Levine Cancer Institute. She experienced the unpleasant side effects, and she cried, prayed, and wondered how she went from anticipating her 30th birthday to fighting for her life.

After five months, multiple outpatient visits and additional therapies, Mary rang the chemo bell, signifying that she is in remission. She credits her care team for guiding her through her journey and ensuring she completed grad school – with honors. “I was treated with kindness and I was cared for like I was their only patient,” says Meadows of her Levine Cancer Institute care team. Today, Mary is healthy and thriving thanks to the world-class care she received at Levine Cancer Institute.


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