I am 24 years old fighting Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) for the second time. I was originally diagnosed at the age of 22 and completed four rounds of intense chemo. I relapsed in late 2016. This time I will be undergoing a bone marrow transplant where I’m so grateful to have my younger brother Adrien be my donor.
Before I was diagnosed I was a student at the U of A, studying theater lighting design as well as working as a manager for a movie theater. I love reading, music, and I’m a huge Harry Potter fanatic. I have had so much support through all of this madness, from family, friends, old and new, and so many others. But especially from my now fiance, Hunter. He has been by my side through this all when I have been at my lowest he has helped me back up. With him and our dog Albus, I am ready for the future, and I know it will be bright!
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