For Anthony Liscio, a diagnosis of stage III Hodgkin lymphoma nine years ago was “a gift
Anthony Now Living his Dream
For Anthony Liscio, a diagnosis of stage III Hodgkin lymphoma nine years ago was “a gift – because I know where I was heading had I not been diagnosed. It led me to change my life,” says the 28-year-old Toronto entrepreneur and corporate manager.
Anthony was “on the wrong path with the wrong people” when his cancer was discovered just before his 19th birthday. He reconnected with his family’s church and during six months of chemotherapy, he went back to school to upgrade in the hope of attending university. Today, Anthony is cancer-free; three years ago, he graduated from York University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society.
Anthony says he learned that cancer affects both the patient and their loved ones. He recommends that those who are newly diagnosed take advantage of counselling and support services available to patients and families. He also challenges people diagnosed with lymphoma to “test their faith – that could be faith in themselves, their family, or God.”
“Today, all the dreams I have visualized continue to come true,” says Anthony. “I am living my dream.”