In 2004 at 23 years old, Michelle was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. Her doctors determined that her best chance of survival was to receive chemotherapy. Fortunately, Michelle was lucky—she was young and otherwise healthy, so she responded well to treatment and chemotherapy. Today, Michelle is cancer-free and life is back to normal.
“I would not be here today without medical advances made possible by research funded by organizations like Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. While the survival rates for individuals diagnosed with Leukemia and Lymphoma have increased, it still isn't good enough. In my life, I want to see a cure. This campaign is my opportunity to contribute to this vision! “
Michelle has worked tirelessly throughout the campaign and has attended every LLS event since the kickoff of the campaign. She even threw out the first pitch at the Las Vegas 51s game at the end of April, and spoke at the Student of the Year Grand Finale. We cannot thank Michelle and her supporters enough for coming together to help us fight cancer.