A Michigan State University golfer was sidelined this year after she was diagnosed with cancer. Now the MSU athletic family is rallying around Jacqueline Setas.
A big moment for Spartan Women's Golf this fall, a decisive victory in the Mary Fossum Invite. However, one person was absent from the championship trophy photograph: Jacqueline Setas.
In her senior year of MSU Setas was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. After the initial shock Jacqueline accepted it, researched her lymphoma, and discovered that there's a 90% recovery rate. She decided that the world wasn't ending, but just on hold for now. That includes the sport she's excelled at for almost two decades.
Her friends, and teammates, visit her at home every day. And one even made wristbands that read SETAS STRONG, which people are worn all around campus and beyond.
Jacqueline's battle began in September with bi-weekly chemotherapy treatments that go through March. She's already seeing results of chemotherapy just after three treatments. She says the original lymph node that was enlarged isn't even visible anymore.