Dear Family and Friends,
I have been raising funds to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s Light the Night event since 2018. You would ask why? Because when someone you love hears the words “you have cancer”, it’s one of the darkest moments in your life, and this has been our reality for the last 3 years...MARIA IS STILL FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE.
This is why I decided to support the blood cancer community because it is a cause near and dear to my heart.
For the past 3 years, Maria and our family have been devastated, we have tried so many treatments from chemo, immunotherapy, then more chemo & more immunotherapy, then stem cell transplant you name it! Unfortunately NONE of these treatments are helping Maria and we received some very trying news from her doctor this June...They have run out of treatment options, and one of the last options for Maria to be CURED is a stem cell by donor treatment. But even before we get to stem cell transplant Marias disease has to be controlled and right now her disease is only getting worse. With many hurdles ahead of us, one major being will Maria be able to find a match? Will her body accept or reject this treatment? Will the low survival rate from a stem cell treatment work for or against Maria?
So many thoughts are coming through our minds, but we have to be STRONG, for Maria.
Maria and other blood cancer patients are my WHY and I am committed to fundraising for a cure but I cannot do it alone. The donations that our family will raise will fund research, critical programs and services that support Canadians at every step of their blood cancer experience. This campaign is also my way of supporting Maria and every single family that has to cope with this difficult journey.
Anything that you can donate will help, no donation is too small.
Thank you so much for your support. Your donations and words of encouragement are what keeps our family going.
For the cure,
Elsa, Maria and Team Unicorn
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