Meet the Bloodlove Team
My name is Delaney Harris. I am 16 years old and currently a sophomore at the King School in Stamford, CT. I play Varsity Squash and Varsity Lacrosse. I am extremely honored and humbled to have been nominated "Student of the Year" for the LLS 2017 Campaign. For me, this cause hits home. My cousin Geddes, pictured above, was diagnosed with a very rare and deadly form of ALL Leukemia at the age of 23. Normal course of treatment for leukemia is chemotherapy, but unfortunately Geddes' DNA forced him to undergo a stem cell transplant shortly after diagnosis. At 25, Geddes developed GVH: Graft Versus Host disease; Geddes' body started to "attack" the transplant. The GVH has wreaked havoc ever since. Geddes is now 28 years old and fighting for his life every single day. I am determined to do whatever I can to eradicate this horrible disease, and I ask you to please join me in the fight. Click here to make a donation to Delaney's Campaign NOW!
My name is Augusta DeMartin and I am a high school sophomore at the King School in Stamford, CT. King and LLS nominated me and my good friend, Delaney Harris, for the LLS 2017 Student of the Year Program. I have raised money and helped coordinate relief efforts for schools and water projects in India, Syrian refugee relief programs here and abroad, and worked as a tutor for non-English speaking elementary students right here in Stamford, CT, but none of my fundraising efforts have felt as close to home as this one. In 2015, my mom was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Prior to 2001, her diagnosis would've have given her a five to seven-year survival rate. Thanks to drugs developed with the help of LLS, 90% of patients with CML are still alive 5 years after starting treatment and most of these patients have normal white blood cells and chromosome studies after five years on the drug. LLS is also supporting a clinical trial through Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center that my mom and many other patients around the globe are currently undergoing. This particular trial has my mom within reach of remission. That's pretty amazing. Click here to make a donation to Augusta's campaign NOW!
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