In January 2013, I was diagnosed with PH+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
I had just turned 19 and finished my first semester at the University of Florida.
In late 2004, I decided to find a way to channel the anger into something productive, and just weeks later I came across a Team In Training (TNT) brochure.
I started running half marathons with TNT and I’ve since completed about a dozen.
At Age 2, Callie started having trouble walking after a fall in early November.
After seeing a pediatric orthopedic for weeks and then a pediatric neurologist for MRI of her brain and spine, we finally got an answer in January as to what was going on with our little girl.
I missed the rest of my freshman year but after eight months in and out of the hospital, I achieved remission and my doctors allowed me to go back to school for the fall.
After a month of intense chemotherapy she was in remission.Callie still makes weekly trips to the hospital f....I lost my mom to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in 2003.Her battle was short, just three months, which left me in shock and feeling very angry.My mom had always instilled in me the value of working hard to accomplish goals and I knew she wouldn’t want me wasting energy being angry.
I played basketball with my friends, attended college football games, joined organizations on my campus and even vacationed with my family to New York.