Being isolated from family and friends for 100 days would not be easy for anyone. For a 21-year-old, it can be even harder.
Jennifer Fox was just 21 years old when she underwent a stem cell transplant after she relapsed with Hodgskin’s disease. She recounted the experience Tuesday with her doctor at Fenway Park.
“I wasn’t allowed to be indoors with other people because of the infection risk,” Fox told Mike Mutnansky and Lou Merloni during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon. “I couldn’t eat anything raw. I could have any fruits or vegetables from other countries. It was tough. It wasn’t fun.”
Throughout her isolation and afterward, Fox leaned on a support network of current and former patients who went through the same procedure as her. Check out Fox’s story in the video above.