In February of 2019, I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. It was a day that changed my life. Over the past year I have been receiving treatment and I'm now in remission with another year of treatment still to go.
So many organizations that help kids with cancer and their families reached out and offered assistance. I'm so thankful for all of them as we were lost in terms of how to think about this challenging diagnosis. Where I have been able, I've tried to give back myself so that others who come after me will still be supported. Even though I live in Virgina, I have a kinship to Central New York as my grandparents and my Aunt and Uncle all live in Fayetteville. There are many groups in the Syracuse area that help those with cancer and fundraise for a cure.
This past Fall, my family and I participated in The Climb, sponsored by OnMyTeam16! It was a great event. Members of the Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department, where my Uncle Mark is a member, raised money and came out and climbed that day. I was lucky to meet a number of them. I'm so happy that they are participating in St. Baldrick's Day and I can't wait to come up and see them again!
Please come out on March 29th and support the FVFD for the important work of the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
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