2017 Honored Heroes
Xavier Crow was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma - a cancer so aggressive that a tumor can double in size overnight. He was diagnosed on 9.5.2015, when he was just four years old. After a very rough six months at Seattle Children's Hospital, all signs of his cancer were gone.
Today, Xavier, his mom, and brother make up the "Screaming Crows", a family nickname chosen for their boisterous and humorous nature. They love to play with Legos, go on hikes, and go to parks. Xavier personally loves gymastics, hip-hop, break-dancing, soccer and basketball.
Haley Marston was diagnosed on May 21, 2015 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when she was just nine years old. Haley was considered high-risk because her white blood count was 125,000 where normal is 50,000.
Today, Haley is a kind, funny, energetic 11-year-old progressing through treatments and thrilled to return to the soccer field this summer. She enjoys going to school every day. She loves playing with her cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends. Her best friend is her twin sister, Karys, who has been by her side through it all.
"Life, I would like to think, is nothing but being able to have fun and enjoy it. I will never let cancer defeat or define me." -Haley Amber Marston
Would you like to honor your loved one by having a dedication sign made in their name? These signs will be displayed along the path as we Light The Night.
Click Here to request a new dedication sign (or update an old one). Please have the requests done by Wednesday, September 27th. Of course, we welcome and encourage them earlier.
LLS is the leading source for free, highly specialized blood cancer information, education and support for patients, survivors, families and healthcare professionals. We work to help patients navigate their cancer treatments and ensure they have access to quality, affordable and coordinated care.
You can speak to a Masters Level Health Care Professional about disease specific information, receive help with researching a clinical trial, or for information about our patient assistance programs. Our information specialists are here to help you get the information you need.
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Call (800) 955-4572 to use the automated response system 24 hours a day, seven days a week. An Information Specialist will return your call the next business day. You can also listen to recorded information about LLS and our programs.
Erin Paschall is your local Washington/Alaska Chapter Patient Access Manager. She is here to help navigate you through this journey. She can assist you with programs like the Susan Lang Pay-It-Forward Patient Travel Assistance Program, Co-Pay Assistance Program, First Connection, and LLS Community. You can reach her by calling 206-957-4585.
Here are some of the ways the money you raise helps patients in Washington and Alaska:
- In partnership with Verdant Health Commissions, we can provide eligible families with $500 in travel assistance. In 2017 18 patients received funding through our Susan Lang Pay-It-Forward Travel Assistance Program.
- In 2016 we provided over $550,000 dollars to Washington and Alaska patients through our Co-Pay Assistance Program.
- This year, we invested $1.75 Million dollars into local oncology researchers Dr. Roland Walter, Shannon Oda, and Marie Blakely at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. They are using money you raised to find a cure for blood cancers.