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Soap Star News: Linsey Godfrey Marks Lymphoma Awareness Day

Tuesday, September 15 was Lymphoma Awareness Day so former The Bold and the Beautiful and current Days of our Lives star Linsey Godfrey — a…

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Tuesday, September 15 was Lymphoma Awareness Day so former The Bold and the Beautiful and current Days of our Lives star Linsey Godfrey — a survivor herself — wants to make sure people understand more about this disease and she did so in a very special way.

Linsey Godfrey Marks The Day

The actress who currently plays Sarah on DAYS took to her Instagram account on Tuesday evening to show a very special picture — a certificate of a special milestone she celebrated long ago one particular January.

“Today is Lymphoma Awareness Day,” begins Godfrey. “A month before my 18th birthday I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma stage 3A. I underwent 12 rounds of chemotherapy over the course of 6 months. I actually shaved my head on my 18th birthday. I rode horses and was at the beach 24/7. My momma said the beach cures and heals everything. Even the soul.

“It’s been over 13yrs since I completed chemo and since I’ve been considered ‘cured’ of my cancer! Today we celebrate our fellow survivors, for me, I’m lucky enough to have a few in my life, @flowerrlyy, @abigail.paige, and of course not with Lymphoma but Leukemia instead, the truly incredible @kassiedepaiva! [Kassie DePaiva, DAYS’ Eve Donovan on and off since 2014 battled acute myeloid leukemia]

“I feel so lucky to know so many women survivors, who fought beautifully and are here to enjoy each day as it is, a gift. Today we celebrate the warriors who continue their fight!! We also honor and remember those who lost their battle. Though @chadwickboseman lost his battle to another type of cancer, I would like to take a moment to honor and remember him as well. #wakandaforever #lymphomaawareness #lymphomasurvivor #lymphoma”

Boseman died of colon cancer late last month at the age of 42 and appeared for a short time on the now-defunct ABC soap All My Children as Reggie. As for Godfrey, DePaiva, and the other survivors, Soap Hub continues to wish them well.

 

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Today is Lymphoma Awareness Day! A month before my 18th birthday I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma stage 3A. I underwent 12 rounds of chemotherapy over the course of 6 months. I actually shaved my head on my 18th birthday. I rode horses and was at the beach 24/7. My momma said the beach cures and heals everything. Even the soul. It’s been over 13yrs since I completed chemo and since I’ve been considered “cured” of my cancer! Today we celebrate our fellow survivors, for me I’m lucky enough to have a few in my life, @flowerrlyy, @abigail.paige and of course not with Lymphoma but Leukemia instead, the truly incredible @kassiedepaiva! I feel so lucky to know so many women survivors, who fought beautifully and are here to enjoy each day as it is, a gift. Today we celebrate the warriors who continue their fight!! We also honor and remember those who lost their battle. Though @chadwickboseman lost his battle to another type of cancer, I would like to take a moment to honor and remember him as well. #wakandaforever #lymphomaawareness #lymphomasurvivor #lymphoma

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