Wake Forest student turns cancer diagnosis into philanthropic business

Amid all the ordeals, large and small, that came from being an active college student diagnosed with cancer, Jake Teitelbaum showed his frustration in one place: the plain, white “hospital socks.” Standard-issue for all in-patient stays — the Wake Forest University student had several while battling a resistant form of Hodgkin’s lymphoma last year — the socks were everything he hated about his situation.

“Each time you get admitted, you get the welcome package, right?” Teitelbaum said, with a sarcastic chuckle. “I remember getting that welcome package and those socks standing out. They were like the epitome of what I didn’t want.

”What he didn’t want was a stem cell transplant that would require him to live in near-isolation for weeks. He didn’t want the chemotherapy that had left his body weakened and dependent on help. He didn’t want to be a college senior with cancer.

Source: Wake Forest student turns cancer diagnosis into philanthropic business | Local News | journalnow.com

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