Mary was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in May 2016. After a few rounds of chemotherapy that were ineffective in fighting the AML, she was transferred to a hospital specializing in AML research and has been participating in a medical trial.
This involved 75 hours of high intensity chemotherapy. She then spent 54 days in the hospital attached to an IV cart.
Her latest check-up revealed a few "stragglers" that need to be eliminated before she can proceed to transplant.
It is important that Mary go forward both to prove the efficacy of the trial and to continue to care for her three sons. Two are in college and one is in middle school.