Amanda W

Former LifeList Warriors

Amanda is a 35-year-old living in Seattle with her boyfriend Brent (together for 10 years), 5-yr-old son Preston, and her disabled mother. She graduated from Edmonds Community College in 2013 with her Paralegal Associate Degree. She was managing a couple of hotel properties before she was first diagnosed with cancer a few years ago.

Initially, Amanda was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL). She went into remission quickly, had a bone marrow transplant and endured a bumpy road for a few months. She finally started to feel better, but around October 2017 she felt like something was wrong again. After a couple pf appointments and a bone marrow biopsy, the doctor informed her of the devastating news; Amanda had another type of cancer, Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) this time. After a couple of weeks she learned more tragic news. She had obtained the cancer from her cord blood transplant donor, so she had infant AML which is very rare.

They have to give her the same treatments they would for a baby. Unfortunately, there are not many options when it comes down to infant AML. Amanda is only the second case in the Seattle area to have this happen in 40 years. She is getting another transplantĀ in JuneĀ and is trying to stay positive. There are so many things she would love to do and look forward to once she is able to, but because of tight finances they don’t have the funds to be able to do many things.

Amanda’s Life List:

  1. Go for a walk by waterfront or one of the Piers in downtown Seattle, have lunch and do some shopping for pretty scarves/accessories.
  2. Auntie Kim to make her famous chicken noodle soup and her awesome cheesecake.
  3. 2 tickets to see Justin Timberlake in concert.
  4. Family trip to Silverwood Amusement Park.
  5. Disneyland to go see the Cars amusement park and of course the Magic Kingdom for my boyfriend, son and I.