It’s no secret that Cancer has played a huge role in my life, most obviously through the loss of my Dad to Lung Cancer at age 11, and several other family members over the years. I’ve mentioned recently that we’re currently dealing with Cancer again in our family, so it’s fresh on my mind. It’s also fresh on my mind for another reason: Leah, my boss’ 7-year old daughter who is battling Leukemia.
An excerpt from her donation fund page:
Leah is a beautiful little girl from Lexington, Kentucky. As the firstborn of 4 she’s not only a big sister but also the apple of her Daddy’s eye and Mommy’s big helper. In October of 2008 Leah was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and underwent 2 ½ years of treatment. Treatment went well, Leah was declared to be in full remission and life, that most wonderful gift, was to go on as normal.
In July 2011, most unexpectedly, the Nash family learned that the leukemia once gone… has relapsed in force. Leah’s burden was reborn and aggressive and immediate treatment has started. We are now standing with Leah to fight this disease.
The truth is, I don’t have a huge platform to stand on- but I have something. This blog is something, and if one person is able to donate a dollar or spread the word to one person who can- then it’s worth it to post this here. They are currently in the process of raising $10,000 by October 31st for Leah’s bone marrow transplant and all of the extreme expenses that will go along with relocating during that process.
I’m trying to think of more creative ways to help through the use of the internet and I will keep you all updated if I put anything into action! If you would like to keep up with Leah’s journey, you can read their family blog here.