BENEFITING: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
EVENT DATE: Sep 21, 2014
LLS is an organization that is very close to my heart. About 6 years ago my grandpa was diagnosed with lymphoma and for the first time ever, the man that has always been so strong and stubborn looked so discouraged by the news. Shortly after he and the family wrapped their heads around this life changing news, he decided that it was not going to hold him back from enjoying life the way he always has.
My grandpa has always been one of the most caring and generous people that I know. Throughout these last few years, we have seen that it has taken a toll on him physically but he sure hasn't let it affect his relationships with his friends and family. Because of this assocation and their efforts, there is the education and resources neccessary to make it possible for my grandpa to continue to go on family vacations, attend get togethers, and live his day to day life continuing to spoil his friends and family with his wit, charm, and great memories.
Please help me make it possible for the next person who gets diagnosed to know that this is just a speed bump in the road, and that they can too overcome it.