I was diagnosed on August 28, 1999 with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). I was told at that time that I would not survive the next week.
Well, at 28 years old, I did not accept that sentence. With a lot of good medical technology and the love of my family and friends, I was able to overcome the odds. I am going on my 16th year cancer free. I do have a lot of health issues due to the intense chemotherapy but I am blessed to still be here.