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Inspirational Stories

Kathie & Dave


Dave and I have been a part of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) since 1998. I can’t even remember how many Team In Training events we’ve done. We have both done at least one a year if not more since Michael, our son, was diagnosed.

This picture explains it all. Michael was 5 years old when he was diagnosed and of about 10 kids going through treatment with him at the time, I think only he and another are still here today. I know the statistics should be better but that’s the reality for us.

He graduated from the University of Missouri in December, found a great job in San Diego, and is living the life, surfing in his spare time. All kids should have this opportunity to attain their dreams! Michael is very aware of the role all of the people who have raised so much money to make it possible for him to be where he is today! We do Team In Training to make sure ALL kids have the same opportunity!

Kathie & Dave