In 2007, I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. After a long and painful 2 year and 3 month treatment full of chemotherapy, a coma, IV's. etc., I finally finished treatment. Around 2008, I began working with LLS to share my story and since then, I have continued to share my story through different programs held by LLS. Throughout the last 11 years I have been with LLS, they not only helped countless people, but they have also treated me like family and have always asked me about my life and they truly care. They are the kind of people who genuinely care about the outcome of the people they work and engage with. They bring a positive energy and happy attitude into everything they do, and it is clear that they are passionate about saving lives. They have shown me how to persevere through trials, stay positive always, and always remind that no matter what, its all for the cure. They constantly make people feel like they can make an impact and are always telling me that no matter how little the amount, it will always help.