April Fool's Day is known for clever jokes and pranks, but your health is no laughing matter. This April Fool's Day, we explore some of the most common myths about chronic diseases like breast cancer, arthritis and Alzheimer's disease.
Heidi Krieger became part of the LLS family when her daughter Grace was diagnosed with leukemia. Here in her words is the story of a survivor, her daughter Grace.
We had just brought home a new baby when Grace, not even two years old, was diagnosed with leukemia. During the day, I was busy and distracted caring for two, small children; but at night I cried—how would I ever live without my Grace?
Her life was saved by research. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s funding over the years have contributed to major advances that helped get our daughter into remission. Still, the fear of relapse stayed with us. LLS helped with that too. An LLS volunteer—her son was a survivor—answered my questions and gave us so much hope.
Grace is in kindergarten now—she’s a little ballerina who also wants to play soccer! We are one grateful family.
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