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CML Survivor

I was 28, married for two years, and my husband and I had just celebrated our one year anniversary at my business, Gigi’s Cupcakes. But on March 30, 2012, that all changed. 

I had gone to see my physician for bruising on my legs. After extensive blood work and a bone marrow test, they eventually confirmed I had chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in the chronic phase. I was started on an oral chemo pill, Tasigna, which I would expect to be on for the rest of my life.  

Now for the next exciting part to my story. With lots of help we were able to have a carrier bless us with two sweet little babies who are almost a year old. The doctors were able to get two eggs that hadn’t been affected by chemo, and now those are our two sweet little twins, Taylor Anne and Weston.  

So needless to say, I am alive and here today because of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and amazingly generous people who dedicate time and money to helping find a cure. Hard to put into words how thankful I am to be ALIVE, to be in remission, to have hope for so many more wonderful years alive.