Dear Jack

August 24th, 2016

Tabitha Marie

Dear Jack,

On August 18th, 2011 I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of 14. My experience was a pretty unique one. I’m happy to say that after 5 years, 28 surgeries (including a lung removal, a toe amputation and brain surgery), 156 consecutive days inpatient, a 52 day long coma, 4 1/2 years in a wheelchair, 1/2 a year in physical therapy, and a whole lot of personal triumph that I just graduated from high school after taking a three year leave! I got to walk (literally) across the stage to receive my diploma.

Always keep the fire burning bright even when the ones supplying it have stopped.



Author: Tabitha Marie (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia survivor)

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