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(In Memory) Leukemia

I first got involved with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) shortly after the passing of my boyfriend, John, in 2020. John "Poochy" fought a very long and hard battle against leukemia that came to an end in August 2020.  I was absolutely devastated and lost in a world without my love.

About two weeks later, a friend posted something about an event called Light The Night (LTN) for LLS, so I checked it out and immediately signed up a team of John and my friends for my local LTN event. We raised over $1,000 in less than 24 hours!

I learned that LLS is responsible for the majority of new blood cancer research and treatments and that the money we raised would go to help others who have been touched by blood cancers. I became more involved with fundraising through LTN, helping a friend with her Woman of the Year campaign, and anytime I see a fundraiser for LLS, I try to donate and spread the word as much as possible.

I do my best to speak openly about my grief journey in hopes that it may help someone else going through it know that they are not alone. Working with LLS and spreading awareness is my way to help keep his spirit and memory alive.

I hope to one day put an end to all blood cancers!

Written by girlfriend.

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