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Personal stories from LLS survivors

They come from all walks of life. But they’ve got LLS in common.

  • Christopher

    ALL Survivor, Merced, CA

    Rios' journey began at 32 years old when he started experiencing strange symptoms, including high fevers, night sweats and neuropathy. He had seen a couple of doctors, but they all offered the same diagnosis of the flu.

    Weeks after receiving his blood test results, he was urged by a close friend to see a doctor as she noticed a result that was overlooked – an elevated white blood count level of 47,000. Three hours after checking in to the ER on February 19, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), Philadelphia chromosome positive. It was just one month before he and his partner were going to exchange their wedding vows in Puerto Rico.

    After eight long rounds of aggressive hyper-CVAD chemotherapy, he was in complete medical remission. Soon after getting the news he was in full medical remission, he thought his cancer journey had ended until he was urged to get a bone marrow consultation by his primary doctor. He was told he needed a transplant because it would be tricky to treat the Philadelphia chromosome positive while on chemotherapy maintenance for the next few years.

    Three months after the bone marrow consultation, he was told he matched with one person out of 25 million volunteers in the international marrow donor registry. The volunteer matched him 10/10, and the news was life changing. Two months later on March 23, he received a transplant, which began a new chapter in his journey.

    Rios is a gregarious friend, a supportive brother and a loving son. His smile and positivity are contagious. He enjoys the outdoors, yoga, walking, swimming and laughing every chance he gets. Today, Rios is healthy, walking every day to build stamina and looking forward to tomorrow.

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  • Tessa

    ALL Survivor, San Francisco, CA

    Tessa was diagnosed in June 2016 with pre B-cell ALL leukemia. That May, Tessa had her three-year checkup, and her iron level tested a little low. Her pediatrician prescribed an iron supplement and asked that we return in a few months to recheck her levels. Tessa was not great about taking the supplement, and was increasingly tired and pale. I decided to have her return to her pediatrician. This time, her levels were even lower. Blood work was ordered, and we went about our normal day. We were ordering lunch when my phone rang. It's one of those moments you never forget. Her pediatrician was calling and urging me to bring Tessa to our local emergency room immediately. That is the moment our family's life changed forever.

    Within hours, Tessa was flown to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Chemotherapy started the next day. She spent the next month as an inpatient while she received her chemotherapy treatments. Boy did it feel good to come home. During the next six months, we would travel from Fort Bragg to San Francisco once, sometimes twice a week for treatments. We are now in maintenance and only have to travel monthly for her chemotherapy treatments. Tessa will finish chemotherapy in August of 2018. Just in time to start kindergarten!

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  • Shelby

    Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivor, Santa Ana, CA

    On February 3, 2016, Shelby was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. When her aunt broke the news, she couldn’t believe it. As a high school student, the only things she worried about were cheerleading and her school work. It wasn’t until her closest friends came to the hospital in tears that it really sank in. "Wow, I have cancer," she thought. One day she was out shopping for a homecoming dress with her best friend, and the next she was in the hospital being diagnosed with cancer. With hopes of continuing to be a "normal" teenager, she remained positive and stayed strong for her family.

    Just days after being diagnosed, she began a six-month chemo plan, as well as radiation. Amazingly, during the third treatment, her results showed that the cancer was almost completely gone! Her doctor continued through her fourth chemo treatment to be sure the cancer was gone. Luckily, during this time she was no longer doing radiation. Shelby showed just how strong she was during her treatment and proved that she could remain a "normal" teenager. Attending school regularly, she continued her AP courses, involvement in ASB, and cheering at basketball games. She vowed not to let her diagnosis change her life, and with the unbelievable support from family and friends, she didn’t let it.

    On May 31, 2016, Shelby was ecstatic to hear that her results determined she was cancer free! "To overcome something like cancer, at such a young age, was such an amazing feeling to have," Shelby expressed.

    Shelby is now back at school full time, has become the Cheer Captain, and recently joined the water polo team. She plans to continue living her teenage life as normal as possible, and can’t express how thankful she is for the support she has received.

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  • Liam

    AML Survivor, San Jose, CA

    In April 2015, Liam was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) when he was just one-and-a-half years old. After living in the hospital for four months of intensive treatment, Liam went into remission in July 2015!

    He got back to an active life and was enjoying being a normal kid. He had the honor of being LLS’s 2016 Honored Hero. He and his mother attended many LLS events to share his story. Liam was set to kick off the Light The Night walk, but unfortunately Liam relapsed right before the event and had to endure more chemo.

    Unable to find a complete match, his mother was chosen as his donor, and she was honored and confident that she would be the one to give him life a second time around. Two days before his third birthday, he was admitted to UCSF for a bone marrow transplant.

    Throughout the transplant process, Liam's strong will again shined and he was out of the hospital and home on isolation much sooner than expected. Fast forward six months later, and Liam is off of isolation, down to two hospital visits a month and taking just a few medications.

    Liam is the epitome of hope, bravery and love. His favorite activities include art, soccer, dancing, singing and trains.

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