My Fundraising Page

Melissa's Fundraising Page
Sep 24, 2012

Welcome to my Team In Training home page!

After a 4 year hiatus, I'm at it again!! I'm training to participate in a half marathon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training to raise money to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma. This money is also used to help improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Would you ever think this sweet face could be the face of cancer?

It can happen any one of any time...and this is why we need these donations NOW to help fund research and help support these families!

Nory, age 3, was diagnosed (this past February) with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, a type of leukemia that rarely affects children. It does not have an actual treatment plan for pediatric patients. However a quote from her mother "The medication that took her from very sick to practically healthy is called Gleevec and was funded in part by LLS via TNT!" Praise GOD!!!! Unfortunately, she will still need a bone marrow transplant to cure her completely, but until then this drug is working wonders for her!.

Here is her website:

There are so many reasons why you should consider donating to the amazing organization and this is another reason....

His name is Jarod and he is a 31 yr old husband, to a sweet friend of mine, and father to a Beautiful 4 year old girl. Here is his story as written by his sweet, sweet wife....

"On April 2, 2012 our world changed forever when my husband, Jared, was admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of probable acute myeloid leukemia. Earlier in the day he had lunch with his parents and his mother, who is a lab technician, mentioned that she thought he looked a bit pale and should stop by her clinic to have his iron levels checked. Jared was a bit reluctant but his mother, thankfully, insisted that he stop by that afternoon. The results of his CBC were incredibly out of range and by that evening he was admitted to the hospital for an oncology consult.

We received the official diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia on April 5th and he started chemo on April 6th. His oncologist, whom we love, told us Jared would need to stay in the hospital for 4-6 weeks for his chemotherapy treatment and follow up care. This was incredibly hard for my sweet husband to hear. You see, he is only 31 years old and he is quite the outdoors man. He loves to hunt and fish, especially with our 4 year old daughter, who is his whole world.

He had intense continuous chemo for 7 days and the next 21 days he spent in the hospital recovering. After his blood counts came up his oncologist did a repeat bone marrow biopsy which showed--NO leukemic cells!! The day after his bone marrow biopsy he was able to come home!!

We were told he would still need to have several more rounds of chemo or the odds of the leukemia returning were upwards of ninety percent. Jared just recently completed round 3 of 5 chemo treatments and is doing really well. We look forward to the day when all the treatments are complete, our most awesome God has healed him completely, and he is back to doing the things he loves with the people he loves!"

And here is Jarod, Stephanie, and their precious daughter...

There is NO donation too small!


Supporter Comments

    "Good luck! I love Team In Training :) I hope you exceed your goal and that many lives are transformed by the effort that everyone is putting into this."

    Samantha Purdy

    Sun Aug 05 08:53:57 EDT 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $880.00 | Goal: $1,250.00
70 %

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My Thanks To

J. Matthew Crocker, PC $50.00
Vicki White $50.00
cynthia thomason $50.00
Vicki White $50.00
Advocare commission $40.00
Advocare Commission $40.00
Kathleen Elliott $35.00
Chris Dunbar $25.00
Angela Bounkham $25.00
Ali Crocker $25.00
Katie Taylor $25.00
Donna Baker $25.00
Melissa Flood $25.00
Hannah & James $25.00
Samantha Purdy $25.00
Aunt Jerri $25.00
Jill Rhea $25.00
Sue Yates $25.00
Advocare Commission $20.00
Anonymous $20.00
Advocare Commission $15.00
Joyce Paulson $5.00
Jerri Nash $5.00
Connie Headley  
Cheryl Chancellor  
michele mccaslin