Photo of Meredith Wilson with her sons Cameron and Maverick.
Friends and colleagues of USA Wrestling’s longtime IT Director Meredith Wilson have set up a YouCaring site to support her and her family as Meredith battles a rare form of cancer.
Wilson, who has served on USA Wrestling’s national staff for 17 years, was recently diagnosed with Stage III of a rare cancer called Mantle Cell Lymphoma.
Mantle Cell Lymphoma patients represent only about 6 percent (about 4,200 cases) of all new cases of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in the United States. Mantle Cell Lymphoma occurs more frequently in older adults—the average age at diagnosis is the mid-60s. It is more often diagnosed in males than in females.
In addition to providing personal support and encouragement, Meredith’s friends have also begun a fundraising effort to help her family with her considerable out-of-pocket expenses for her treatment for this form of cancer. She is currently deciding about her treatment plan, evaluating treatment centers in Houston and Phoenix and making decisions about her best treatment options.
There will be considerable expenses for her housing and travel costs, as she will need to reside in the city during the length of her treatments, along with numerous other expenses that are not covered by insurance.
Meredith Wilson has a very positive attitude about her challenge, and is confident that she will beat cancer and return to life on her terms. However, this fight may take a long time and will be difficult. Wrestling has been a major part of her life, not only as a national staff professional but also during much of her life journey. Any support that she receives will make a difference and truly be appreciated and embraced.