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Inspirational Stories


Volunteer and CML Survivor

Dorothy Spriggs was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in 1999 and is currently doing well. 

Since 2011, “Ms. Dottie” has volunteered with the Baltimore chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  She does office work regularly, participates in events and volunteers as a peer counselor to support others living with the same diagnosis. 

She also joined a grassroots coalition and helped advocate for a bill requiring oral parity in Maryland.  While managing her CML, she is grateful that she is able to work with LLS and enjoy family and friends. 

Ms. Dottie is living a full life and is proud to be a dedicated friend and volunteer.  She travels and is best friends with her 90-year-old mother.  She gives back in every facet of her life and is a wonderful volunteer. 

 “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was there for me in my time of need,” said Ms. Dottie. “Therefore, I want to give back and show my appreciation for the support I’ve received.”