Honored Kid

Tammy

Tammy  Kid Photo

Location

Seekonk, MA, US

Diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

September 1976

Status

Saint

Treated At

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

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My Story

In 1976 I was only ten years old when I learned my 14 year old sister was diagnosed with ALL. Tammy had a passion for figure skating & gymnastics, the two sports she loved, achieving medals with the hopes of making it to the world nationals skating championships. She had a passion for talking on the CB radio across the United States and was know as "little Chipmunk" until ALL took her life. Back in 1976 when ALL was still considered a new and rare form of cancer we were told it was terminal. After suffering & battling a long 9 months of this disease, it won & took her life. Years later my sister Kim was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer and is now in remission. Thanks to all the new technology she is living a cancer free life. A few years after this, yes, we learned my sister Ann was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and underwent a Breast Mastectomy, she has just passed her 5th year and is now in remission. It is a time in my life where I feel I need to help find a cure and if not a cure at least away to put all the different forms of cancer in a dormant status so patients can go on living life and fulfilling their dreams! Won't you help and donate at least $1.00, give up your morning coffee today and if your pockets can dig a little deeper than do so, lets help the children live a cancer free life!

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