I was diagnosed with CML when I was 29 years old. When I was diagnosed, my world was shattered. I was scared beyond my wildest dreams and didn’t know anything about the disease. At the time, my onlychance for recovery was a bone marrow transplant. After my family was tested with no match, myprayers were answered when a perfect match was found. My bone marrow transplant was on 9/1/96 and although it was extremely difficult to endure, I have never looked back. I had tremendous supportfrom my husband, Scott, and from my family who never let me give up and gave me a reason to fight. My faith would be tested again when my beloved father was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s disease in August 2016. We were in shock and my family banded together to help my dad fight this disease. The Light The Night Walk means so much to me. I want more than anything to show people that there is life after diagnosis even when it seems hopeless.