I was diagnosed in April 2017. It is impossible for me to describe all the emotions I felt during diagnoses. I had a million thoughts and fears going through my head each second. Everything seemed to happen so fast that you didn't have time to think. Worry and fear were definitely present at the time of diagnoses but as time passed I became focused on being positive and optimistic.
What motivates me to be involved with the LLSC is the new and innovative research the LLSC is helping to fund. Without brentuximab which is a relatively new treatment I might not be alive. So I have a strong love for the LLSC because they have helped me, my family, and so many others.
My most memorable experience was being asked to the Honoured Hero for the 2019 Light The Night Halifax. I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to be a role model for people affected by cancer. To teach others to be positive and optimistic, and not let cancer define you.
The LLSC is an amazing organization that has had such an important impact on my life and so many others. Giving back to the LLSC is a gift that just keeps giving. Through the hard work and commitment of the LLSC I truly believe one day they will cure all blood cancers.