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Life Can Change With 3 Words But Don't Let It Rule You
Posted on June 09 2015
It was later determined that I had a mutant gene that would make long term remission slim to no chance and I should have a Bone Marrow Transplant (Stem Cell these days). So on the last week of January 2014, I entered the BMT Unit and IU Health. On February 6, 2014, I started my new immune system. Again the support of Dr. Farag and the staff of the BMT Unit made a scary situation tolerable. I am glad to say that I am doing great and feeling fantabulous!
This fundraiser/walk is my way to pay it forward because I can never repay all the people who helped me through this process. Friends like Cindy, family (Mom, Mike, Kai & my donor Kim), the healthcare professionals that showed great concern and compassion and most of all to my boyfriend Jeff Pogorzelski, who stayed by my side and has been a major supporter through all of this.
We are living in an extraordinary moment. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is on the brink of incredible breakthroughs that have already begun to change the lives of thousands of patients; treatments that can manage a person's condition with a daily pill, therapies that seek out cancer cells and kill them, and the use of a patient's own immune system to eradicate cancer not someday, but today.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk funds those treatments.