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21 year old Sam was diagnosed with Leukemia last year and has been staring it down ever since. Not only is Sam fighting her own battle, she is also using her situation as an opportunity to encourage kids fighting cancer and other illnesses.
Message from Sam: “I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on August 12, 2012 at the age of 20. I was completely shocked, but I knew I just had to put my boxing gloves on and fight. And that’s what I did. After my first round of chemo I was in remission, but with the flt3 mutation I had in my cancer cells I had no choice but to have a Stem Cell Transplant or the cancer would keep coming back. I went through 2 more rounds of chemo and 4 days, twice a day, of radiation just before transplant so my bone marrow was gone. On November 8th 2012 I had my transplant. Since then I have been dealing with the side effects of the chemo and radiation and healing from my transplant. I spend my time by volunteering and sending cancer/sick kids care packages filled with a build-a-bear. If anyone needs a listening ear, I’m always ready to listen.”
Sam’s Facebook page: Sam B-Helping cancer/sick kids through random acts
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