Meet my new friend Bridget. She’s a rock-star, seriously. She is one of the many reasons why we have WORLD CANCER DAY. Bridget is in remission right now, AWESOME! This in part to all the people, doctors, work and research to find a cure for blood cancers and our really good friends at LLS. AND, why it’s important to ‘give’. There are several ways as Bridget shared with us, from donating blood, taking part in LLS events (see link below) or simply donating. Let’s do this! Because EVERYONE WINS, WHEN CANCER LOSES. – Shellie Hart
Bridget Howard, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in September 2014. After a round of chemotherapy, an infection formed in her lungs, she got a blood clot and, her port stopped working, so she had to endure frequent IVs. This is not the only obstacle Bridget has had to face. She has also had a chest tube, multiple lines, endless line problems including line infections, and multiple hospitalizations. The typical ALL road map would not be enough to keep Bridget in remission, therefore on August 7, 2015, Bridget received a bone marrow transplant. She is still strong, positive, and fighting. Daily obstacles include taking meds orally and IV, giving herself two shots to prevent another clot from forming, and finding time for school and friends amid all the appointments. She also enjoys cooking and spending time with her dog. Each day she counts as a blessing and so thankful for all the caring individuals she has come across in this journey.
For upcoming events, and ways you can get involved with LLS check the website (HERE).