Leukemia

Lend a Hand and Help Those in Need

Information about Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer of blood-forming tissues, hindering the body's ability to fight infection. Leukemia is the 10th most frequently occurring type of cancer in all races or ethnicities. You probably didn't know but over 1 million Americans are living with, or are in remission from Leukemia. Approximately every 10 minutes, someone dies or is diagnosed with blood cancer. Those with blood disorders are often in need of blood transfusions. We could change these people lives by helping them in need raise money to help researchers find a cure for this terrible cancer that kills many.

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Supporting this cause

Supporting kids and others with Leukemia is very important because of a couple reasons. One is because well someones life could easily be taken away from them that quick. By someone simply going to a organization and give blood or whatever they want to do can help save a person from suffering, or even ones life. Think about if you were in one of these peoples shoes. You would be amazed at how happy someone would be if you just lend a hand and made a difference. The outcome of what you did will feel amazing and you'll never regret helping out someone in that kind of a situation.

Stories

“It’s not every day that you hear the words ‘You have leukemia’ and I still remember it as if it was yesterday." says Andy Jackson (18 years old) In hindsight, I was actually pretty ill. I’d been suffering from headaches and general tiredness all summer and had begun to get that head rush feeling you occasionally get when you stand up too quickly on a regular basis. I’d also lost a bit of weight and would wake up in the morning drenched in sweat. To cap it all off, my vision, which, up to that point, had been perfect, had become blurry.

"But, if I could offer one piece of advice to anybody going through or about to go through this process it would be to keep smiling and never give up no matter how hard it gets!" Andy Jackson says encouragingly to others suffering from this awful cancer.

Symptoms of Leukemia

Because Leukemia is a blood cancer when leukemia occurs, the abnormal cells (blasts) begin to reproduce very rapidly and begin crowding out and competing for nutrients and space with the other healthy cells. The following are the most common symptoms of leukemia: Anemia, Bleeding, Bruising, Infections, Bone and joint pain, Difficult breathing, Lose of weight, night sweating, and Abdominal stress.

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