This past year, our Family was rocked when my wife’s mother was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Treatment started almost immediately including a recent bone marrow transplant. She is nearing the end of the formal treatment and is hoping to be able to move back home in September to continue to fight this disease. She is a very courageous lady determined to put her leukemia into remission.
When the word family is used we often think of our parents or siblings, but to us, family is much larger. For the past number of years a big part of our family has been our softball family. This family has brought us many great and long-lasting friendships. This tight knit softball family has been touched by a loss due to Lymphoma as well as a survivor of leukemia.
For both these family related reasons we have decided to put together a team to Light the Night. Hopefully our team can make an impact to assist with research and development of treatment options.
Light The Night brings communities across Canada together for one magical evening to share stories, remember loved ones lost and pay tribute to our heroes, bringing light, love and hope to dispel the darkness of blood cancers.
I am taking the first step and showing my support.