#TBT – Remembering Jackie Kennedy

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Everybody knew her as Jackie Kennedy. Born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, she was the eldest daughter of a stockbroker and a socialite, she rose to fame when she married John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. Jacqueline Kennedy was the First Lady of the United States during President John F. Kennedy’s presidency, from 1961 until 1963, when Kennedy was assassinated. Five years later, she remarried and became Jackie Onassis.

In 1993, during a fox hunt in Virginia, Jackie fell off her horse and lost consciousness for quite a while.  When a doctor examined her, a swollen lymph node was discovered in her groin which turned out to be non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Mrs. Onassis began receiving chemotherapy for the lymphoma following her diagnosis. However, the cancer treatments weakened her immune system, and the drug and radiation therapy left her vulnerable to infections. She developed pneumonia, which was treated with antibiotics but unfortunately, doctors found the cancer was no longer treatable as they discovered that lymphoma had returned to her liver. The cancer spread through her body and on May 19, 1994, the former First Lady of the United States died in her sleep.

Learn more about non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma here: http://bit.ly/1MdkHBT

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