LLS has been a lifeline for me: from funding drug research that has extended my life, to providing me a platform to give and receive support.
When I got sick again last spring I faced what was by far the toughest chemo regimen I've had in 8 years.
As I sat there, with yet more poison dripping from my IV, I thought it shouldn't be this hard to try to survive. There has to be a safer, more tolerable treatment.
The treatment ideas are out there, and LLS is working tirelessly to get them to those of us who need them. That's why I fundraise on their behalf.
Fundraising for LLS is a labor of love for me. I hope you'll join me in supporting their mission by making a donation to this year's Light The Night walks.
Thank you and XO,
At 6 years old Michael was diagnosed with T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Since then he has endured multiple spinal taps, bone marrow biopsies, numerous different chemotherapies, countless pills and radiation. Due to an infection he was on homebound instruction, so he missed the entire year of 1st grade with his friends at school. After 4 long months of steroids and intense chemo, Michael was able to return to his normal leukemia treatment and began the task of getting stronger and getting better.
In September of this year, Michael was able to start normal days with his second grade class. He was able to join his baseball team again with his buddies and instead of sitting the bench, he was suited up and ready to play. He has kept his faith and helped so many of us grow ours as we’ve watched his fight. He is truly a miracle. Starting December 2017 Michael will finally be finished with his leukemia treatment and looking forward to a very bright future.