Anastasia Forrest
Anastasia Forrest

Anastasia was diagnosed with stage 2B Bulky HL at the age of 24 in 2009 and treated with ABVD. After a battle with Bleomycin Toxicity that left doctors divided on whether consolidative radiation should be used, Anastasia opted for Proton Therapy, enrolling in a research study and becoming the first patient to receive her treatment in all protons at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute.

Today, Anastasia works as a Real Estate Broker and is a self-published author. She is happily married with two daughters ages 7 and 10. She is passionate about Hodgkin’s advocacy, sobriety, and thanking God for every experience.

Anastasia has already made significant contributions to the survivorship world and to our organization in particular. She has been instrumental in creating our TikTok site and has populated it with educational and inspiring posts. As a younger survivor, Anastasia’s voice and experience is crucial in understanding the needs of ALL Hodgkin’s survivors.