Dear Jack

Michelle U

Active LifeList Participant

I was originally diagnosed on April 27th, 1999, with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, at the age of ten. I relapsed on July 13, 2005 once again with leukemia, at age sixteen. And then again on June 25, 2009, at age twenty. I received my bone marrow transplant on January 13, 2010; 4446 days later, cancer returned. On March 17, 2022, at age 33, I was diagnosed with stage III Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma. On March 23, 2022, I was diagnosed with stage IV esophageal carcinoma. On May 20, 2022, I was diagnosed with stage IV squamous cell carcinoma.

As a result of my poor prognosis, my oncologist believes that treatment will highly affect my quality of life. Thus, she suggested that I live life as fully as possible. She does not believe that chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or radiation will help me.


Michelle’s LifeList:

  1. Trip to Hawaii with her husband

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