November 2019 marks the 4-year anniversary of Matt's bone marrow transplant.  These past four years have seen our lowest lows and our highest highs - from living in hospitals, not knowing if we would make it out, to hearing the words "cancer free," and embarking on a new, beautiful life together.  Then, in May 2019, something remarkable happened:  against all odds, we welcomed a beautiful, healthy baby boy into our family.  Granite James is our world!





Our lives would not be what they are today without the work of incredible organizations like LLS.  The research, cures, and therapies that LLS has funded have given us a second chance to live a beautiful life again.


Every year in November, Matt and I join thousands of other patients, family, friends, and survivors at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk.  LLS has invested more than $1 billion in blood cancer research and has funded cures and therapies for cancer.  With our new baby, we're more aware than ever how important it is to continue raising money for LLS.  Leukemia and lymphoma are the most common cancers in babies, kids, and young adults, and money raised for Light the Night goes directly towards life-saving treatments, cures, and support for patients and families.  Plus, fundraising for LLS doesn't just help blood cancer patients - it helps all cancer patients.  Between 2000 and 2015, more than 40% of cancer fighting therapies approved by the FDA were first approved to treat blood cancer - which means that without the work of LLS, many of the cancer therapies we see today would not be here.


Please join our fight and help us put an end to blood cancer.  Let's ensure a beautiful future for those who depend on us!

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Day 122: A Day in Post-Transplant Life

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A Note from Matt on the Day of his Transplant

November 10, 2015


November 6, 2015

Chemo: A Primer

October 18, 2015

The Emotions that Be

October 13, 2015

The Transplant Process: An Outline

October 7, 2015

Finally... Some Reprieve

September 26, 2015

Learning to Cope

September 18, 2015

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