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Beach Volleyball Tournament & Games

Lesia Golden, Events, 0 comments
August 9, 2017

 

Enjoy volleyball, food, cash bar, Split the Pot, Basket Raffle, Prize Wheel and more while raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

September 30
6 – 10 p.m.
The Sandbar
4609 Kellogg Ave
Cincinnati 45226

Cost

  • $30 per person
  • $50 per couple
  • Children 14 years and under are FREE!
  • Teams of six:
    • Register by August 14: $120 ($20 per person)
    • Register after August 14: $150 ($25 per person)

To register, contact:

Teams of six: Jessica Cheadle, OHC, at Jessica.cheadle@usoncology.com
Individuals and couples: Lisa Duval, Mercy Health, at lduval@mercy.com or call 513-686-5482.

Sponsored by OHC Specialists in Cancer and Blood Disorders, Mercy Health and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

LLS-Patient-Ryan-2017-Beach-Volleyball-Fundraiser-OHCPictured is Ryan, an AML survivor thanks to events like this that raise money for research.
I am a cancer and bone marrow transplant survivor. In June 2013, at the end of my eighth grade, I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). On top of that, it was the worst subtype of AML and my outlook was considered very grim.

I was admitted to the hospital and would not be released until the holidays, while I underwent five rounds of back-to-back chemotherapy. The journey was a long, painful and very intense process. I lost over twenty pounds from being violently ill, reaching an all-time low of 84 pounds. I realized I had allergies to medicines that I never knew about. I relapsed in May of 2014.

My only hope to survive at that point was to get a bone marrow transplant. I officially have been in remission post-transplant since August 2014. My recovery has been crazy long and hard and I am over two years post transplant. I’m set to graduate high school on June 11, on time with my class and with honors as part of the National Honor Society Club.

 
 

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