20411 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Voices of Hope & Healing
Twelve years ago, my world was turned upside down when my youngest sister and I were diagnosed with cancer one day apart. I was diagnosed with late stage non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and my sister was diagnosed with CML. Quickly, my carefree twenty-nine year old life was changed drastically. I was scared, angry, and sad. I had been married for two years and was trying to have a baby; my twenty-two year old sister had just graduated from college. We were extremely lucky that our only other sibling matched both of us. We each had our transplants. I was convinced my life would never be good again; I am glad I was wrong.
The years since our transplants have been good. We have lived our lives to the fullest. My sister has traveled extensively, received her Master's Degree, gotten married, and just adopted her first child. I have become a mother – via adoption and gestational surrogacy – to three wonderful children. Our lives have turned out exactly how we had hoped.
Ten years ago my world changed forever,
Chemo, radiation and a bone marrow transplant
Endured many things but I'm still here,
Thank you Little Flower for showering me,
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