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Ankeny mom fights stage four cancer virtually amid pandemic

January 14, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The day the United States declared COVID-19 a national emergency, an Ankeny woman found out she had Stage four cancer. Now, she's fighting the disease virtually. KCCI's Tommie Clark has her inspiring story.

>> LISA LUND’S FIRST DAUGHTER, QUINN, WAS FIVE WEEKS OLD THE DAY LUND STARTED HER CANCER FIGHT.

Lisa Lund's first daughter, Quinn, was five weeks old the day Lund started her cancer fight.

She had to be brave. “It was honestly the hardest thing I've ever had to go through, but it also gave me the courage and the will to fight as hard as possible, because I wanted to get home to her,” said Lund. Lund fought stage four Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

She's doing the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's virtual fitness Re(Solution) Challenge. “It's a way that people can track their exercise through January, and fundraise all for an amazing cause,” explained Lund. Two weeks into 2021, this Ankeny mom has a message, after conquering the tumultuous year that was 2020. “When you're going through something really difficult, just tell yourself, you can do hard things.

We all survived 2020, and I think that's the message for all of us in itself,” encouraged Lund. The virtual fundraising campaign is helping fuel critical advancement in blood cancer treatment.

She had to be brave. “It was honestly the hardest thing I've ever had to go through, but it also gave me the courage and the will to fight as hard as possible, because I wanted to get home to her,” said Lund. Lund fought stage four Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

She's doing the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's virtual fitness Re(Solution) Challenge. “It's a way that people can track their exercise through January, and fundraise all for an amazing cause,” explained Lund. Two weeks into 2021, this Ankeny mom has a message, after conquering the tumultuous year that was 2020. “When you're going through something really difficult, just tell yourself, you can do hard things.

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