Welcome to my site Leukemia Girl!

Why Leukemia Girl?

Cancer is a word you never want to hear, but one I heard when I was thirteen years old when I was told I had Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.

When I was in high school, I heard a classmate was calling me ‘leukemia girl’ behind my back. I felt hurt, but I also knew she had every right to call me that because I was a girl and I had leukemia, what I didn’t like was that she wasn’t willing to call me that to my face. So at a football game, I confronted her and told her if she were going to continue calling me ‘leukemia girl’ that she not do it behind my back anymore.

What does a Cancer Survivor look like? 

They look like an average person.  Leukemia is a blood cancer, so it doesn’t leave physical scars behind. The only scars I have come from my broviac catheter (central line), and the emotional scars that come with what I went through. When people see me that don’t know my past, they can’t tell I ever had cancer.

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I just finished Carolyn Koncal Breinich’s book “Faith, Hope and Cancer”. I recommend it not only for families experiencing childhood cancer but anyone who has survived cancer, strokes or any life changing medical event! Shalom            ~Kathy L.

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“I cried, I laughed, I cried again.  This is a wonderful book about courage, faith & finding your purpose. It changed how I think about Cancer,  how to be there for someone who has it & why you should consider yourself a survivor the day your told you have IT.”    ~Patty Rapp Evan

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