i just wanted to share this with you all because it's very important to me.
6 years and 9 months ago, my close friend christine was diagnosed with leukemia. she and her husband tommy and daughter kailey had just started their lives together, and suddenly, their world was falling apart.
if you've been reading this website, you know all about it.
the day i got the call was undoubtedly one of the worst moments of my life. nothing was right. nothing was fair.
after trying every sort of treatment possible, christine had her bone marrow transplant operation - basically, her last chance. the operation was a success, although the recovery was long and painful. going through life with a reforming immune system is tough enough. doing it with a one-year-old daughter in a house that's being completely fixed up was another. but she got through it.
throughout it all, she's been brave and upbeat. and she's transitioned from being one of my closest friends to being one of my heroes. hell, she inspired me to run the phoenix marathon in 85 degree heat in her honor in an effort to raise money for the lymphoma and leukemia society. she was the first person i called when i crossed the finish line. we were both crying. she was happy. i was in pain, but happy nonetheless.
and as her immune system got stronger, she began getting her life back.
today, november 12th, 2008, is the five year anniversary of her bone marrow transplant.
that means that my close friend christine is cured from cancer.
she beat it.
christine is cured from cancer!
i'm crying as i type this, but she beat it.
i just wanted to share that with you all.
but don't take my words for it. here's care for christine for the official announcement.
much love to everyone.
now go out and celebrate.