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Inspirational Stories

Thomas

ALL Survivor

Brookfield, WI

I was declared to be in remission from acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) on Sept 1, 2015. To celebrate one year of remission, I biked from Waukesha, WI to Port Washington, WI, a total of 104 miles round trip.

This photo is from the deck of Smith Brothers in Port Washington, the half way point of the ride. I was joined by one of my caregivers, Maria, of St. Luke's for the first 25 miles of the ride. After the initial round of chemo in 2015, I couldn't even bike 2 miles.

I was determined to not let this disease beat me so I biked whenever I could and increased the length of my rides to 65 miles before attempting the 100 mile ride. I did this while on the P.O.M.P. chemo maintenance regimen of almost 300 pills per month.

Thanks to Dr. Abhay Jella and the nursing staff of 12T at St. Luke's, Milwaukee for their wonderful care.

thomas