I always tell people that having had Leukemia was the worst... but also the best thing that ever happened to me. I was diagnosed in 2000 and I was 16 years old. It's pretty obvious why it was the worst - chemo (I still get a little naseous when I see bright blue gatorade, one of the colors of my chemo. I can finally drink orange gatorade, though), throwing up every single day, missing school, the mouth and throat sores, the track marks on my arms, the catherer, the spinal tap, etc etc etc etc I could go on. But it was also the best thing because of how it changed my outlook in life. I went through it and now I am healthy, appreciate every aspect of life, and even found my career. This would have NEVER happened if I had gotten diagnosed ten years ealier, for example. Back then survival rates were quite low - now, thanks to research, it 90+%. Those are some decent odds. Research also changed my chemo to (still crappy) a less aggressive , much faster, more effective treatment procedure. I want THAT and even better results for everyone else. HELP ME contribute so that research can find better treatment, better results, prevention... a cure!
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