Eight-year-old Auden was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in May 2015 – one month after him and his twin sister, Emery, celebrated their third birthday.
Immediately, Auden underwent aggressive treatment causing him to have blood stream infections, anaphylactic reactions, kidney stones and broken bones, just to name a few. But he kept a positive attitude through it all and Emery has been by his side, cheering him on at every stage of his cancer journey.
Hi, my name is William Yank and I am a 23-year-old, three-time leukemia survivor from Indiana. My story begins at the end of my junior year of college. I had just secured an internship in Washington D.C and was excited to finally spend a summer on my own. The summer started off pretty rough. I struggled to find affordable housing in D.C, I had no idea how the transportation system worked, and food was twice as expensive as compared to Indiana. Not to mention, I was only 20-years-old so goin....
Hi! My name is Asha. I was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma when I was 18 years old in December 2018 during my freshman year of college. I noticed a bump on my neck that I thought may have been an insect bite until another one appeared next to the first one. When I saw that the bumps were connecting to each other that is when I told my parents.
We were living the American dream
I married my college sweetheart Michael, and we celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary last fall. We have wonderful son, who is engaged a fabulous young woman, and they have launched their life together in Indianapolis. Michael and I run a successful small business, Meetings by Design for more than 25 years.
We did everything ‘right’. Ate right. Don’t smoke. I exercised, studying martial arts and in April 2015 was accorded the honor of achieving ....
In December 2005 while 3 months pregnant, I heard those words, you have cancer. I was diagnosed with CML but couldn’t start my treatment of Gleevec until my son was born. Isaiah was born a healthy baby and shortly after I began my daily chemo pill, Gleevec. February 2007, I was considered in remission. My family and I attended our first Light the Night in 2007. Our team has raised over $115,000 since then. I’m living proof that donations to LLS truly are going where they need to.
In April 2019, Kyle, a 17-year-old football star at Glenn Hills High School in Hephzibah, Georgia, noticed a large lump on his throat while taking a shower. After a trip to the hospital and several tests, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma and began intense treatment right away.
Kyle’s six-month treatment regimen included chemotherapy, radiation, and countless days spent at the hospital away from his family, friends and the football field. He experienced unbearable side effects such as painful ulcers, chronic fatigue and neuropathy, but he never gave up hope and kept his head up high with a smile on his face. “Cancer blindsided me like a hard hit playing football, but I refused to let cancer win,” says Kyle.