Hope is what matters most
My life changed this past year. I was not prepared when I was diagnosed with lymphoma. After believing it could not be true, or that this couldn’t happen to me, I began to accept the situation that I am in, and I looked for ways that this negative part of my life could become a positive. For a while, I just hid my head in the sand, and then I realized this is not the way that I usually attack problems. I needed to find a way through this dilemma to a better outcome for others. My prognosis is quite good, but imagine those children and families that are inflicted with blood cancers, and they do not have the resources available for the best care possible. My diagnosis opened my eyes and heart to how we can all help and support local children who need services and research to battle the cancer that goes through our blood.
I was invited to be a candidate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Man and Woman of the Year campaign in 2020 to raise funds for pediatric leukemia and lymphoma research in the Lehigh Valley. While I am not a fundraiser, I am always ready for new adventures and fun-raisers!
Between now and June 22, I am asking you to make a donation, and participate in our virtual events, including an on-line Auction (May 21-25), and raffles for a trip to Mexico and much more! All the funds raised go to the children! In the last 40 years, only 4 blood cancer drugs were created specifically for children. We can do better, and my hope in this campaign is to reach for the stars and never stop helping children as they face life threatening blood cancer. They need our help to provide research for the cure. My goal is to raise $ 50,000, which will provide our own research study, so please help me
reach for the stars!
— Linda Shay Gardner
”You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.Zig Ziglar