Chloe Stevens conquers cancer

EHS student finishes cancer treatments


Emily Hogsett, News Editor

Since May, Eaton High School’s Chloe Stevens (24) has been battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. But after the long few months of appointments and treatments, Stevens is finally cancer free! She finished her battle against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma this October.

According to the CancerCenter, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is cancer that is located in the lymphocytes.  The lymph system helps with immunity; the cancer attacks the cells that helps the body get rid of viruses and diseases. The tonsils, spleen, thymus, and bone marrow are all a part of the lymph system.       

Stevens’ journey was not easy.  She had to overcome “chemo every other week throughout the last five months.  I was very sick for weeks at a time,” Stevens said.  Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment that uses powerful chemicals to kill cancer cells that grow at a fast rate.  

Along with a plethora of support from family, friends, and her pig Tater Tot, 4-H and various schools helped fundraise for her cause.  “It made me realize how many people I really have in my corner,” Stevens said.

Stevens shows pigs through the 4-H program and was able to find support in her 4-H family.  Livestock shows were set-up to benefit the Stevens family and spread awareness.  Shirts and bracelets were made to spread awareness using the hashtag DriveitforChloe, which was also used for livestock shows.  

Stevens had a long journey and overcame many obstacles.  To those who may be in a similar situation, Stevens says, “You can overcome anything even when you feel like you have nothing left in you.”  

Five months later, Stevens is cancer free.  As Stevens battled cancer, she always managed to keep a smile on her face and remain strong even when it was hard to do so.  By persevering, Stevens is a strong cancer survivor; representing what it means to be Red Strong.