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My Race for Haley
May 25, 2016


On May 21, 2015, my friend’s ten year old granddaughter, Haley, was diagnosed with High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) which is the most common form of childhood leukemia. Haley has endured hundreds of oral chemotherapy doses at home, over 100 rounds of intravenous chemotherapy, 25 spinal tap chemotherapy injections, 5 blood transfusions, and numerous inpatient admissions. She endured hair loss twice, weight gain and weight loss. She is now in the maintenance phase of treatment which lasts for two years and includes oral chemotherapy daily and chemotherapy through her port once a month at the clinic.


I have joined Team Haley which is a group of 69 family and friends who are all participating in Team In Training to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I will be doing a race in the fall in Haley’s honor. I am very happy and proud to be a member of Team Haley and to join in the fight to find a cure for Haley’s dreadful cancer. To know Haley, is to know a beautiful, brave and strong 10 year old girl who does not deserve this dreadful cancer.


I also have a personal interest in helping to find a cure for blood cancers. I was diagnosed, January 2013, to have a low grade Lymphoma. For two years, I received treatment for the cancer. I am very grateful to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for their financial grant that helped me pay for my expensive treatments. At this time, my Lymphoma is not an aggressive cancer. I see my Oncologist every three months to monitor that the cancer does not become more aggressive.


The battle against blood cancers is far from won. Despite progress, more than one third of blood cancer patients sadly do not survive 5 years after their diagnosis. More funding is needed to advance research and help save more lives. 


So, I am fighting for Haley and other blood cancer patients. I want Haley to know that I’ve done everything I can to help fund a cure along with better treatments. Together, we can change the lives of people affected by blood cancers. You can donate online or if you prefer, you may make a check out to LLS and send to it me.


Thank you for your support!



Supporter Comments

    "Thanks, Walt and Judy. This is my birthday present for Robert whose 75th birthday is on September 2. !!!! Couldn't be more perfect!!!!"

    Stanley Kostecka

    Wed Aug 03 11:43:20 EDT 2016

    "Happy to be a part of the team!"

    Peter Lockwood

    Sun Sep 11 05:31:16 EDT 2016

    "Love you, Dad!"

    Corine Kuehlthau

    Sat Jun 04 03:43:56 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,081.82 | Goal: $750.00
144 %

My Team

Team Total: $155,094.66 | Goal: $100,000.00

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My Thanks To

Stanley Kostecka $500.00
Walt Kuehlthau $100.00
Peter Lockwood $100.00
Corine Kuehlthau $100.00
Claudia and Bob Marston $100.00
Jenny Williams $60.00
Walt Kuehlthau $50.00
Walt Kuehlthau $50.00