Friday, September 7, 2012

Legos for Leukemia: September is National Leukemia Awareness Month

As many of you already know, I was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) on February 9, 2011. It has been a year and a half since that diagnosis and life has been full of twists and turns, ups and downs, goods and bads! I have been diligently following my oncologist’s treatment plan and am making progress.

Living with Leukemia has definitely encouraged me to look at life a little differently; I feel more blessed each and every day and understand that every day is a gift. It does not take much to brighten the day of another person; sometimes it only takes a smile or a touch.

Since September is National Leukemia Awareness month, I thought it was the perfect time to put a smile on the face of a child, that is suffering from Leukemia. Legos for Leukemia is an organization that is based purely on volunteer participation. The hospital that will be receiving the Legos for Leukemia is St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, in Boise, Idaho.

Please help me to honor and humor these brave little warriors with a set of Legos. Legos will help them pass the many hours of isolation that these kids spend waiting for and then recovering from a bone marrow transplant. Many children that are diagnosed with Leukemia will receive a bone marrow transplant. The “cure” rate of children with leukemia is generally higher than it is for adults; Thank God. But ask any child that has leukemia and they will be certain to tell you that the treatment to cure them is no “walk in the park”!
You may want to become a “fan” of “The Leukemia Slayer”; Jacob. Jacob is an inspiration to any and all that have managed to find a way into his world. He has been battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) since December 2, 2010 and will be in treatment until March of 2014. Please stop by and become a fan; you will be glad that you did!

Anyway, back to Legos for Leukemia; there are three easy was you can join me.
         1.       Purchase a set of Legos and either drop it off, or mail it to me.       
         2.       Purchase a gift card from either Walmart or Target and mail it to me; I will shop for you!
         3.       Shop at Amazon and have your choice sent directly to me; many of the Lego sets offer Prime Shipping    at no charge. I put a few suggestions here: Legos for Leukemia

As you can see, shopping online would probably be the easiest way for you to join my Legos for Leukemia drive. The kids and I appreciate all of you donations!

Thank you, in advance: 
Please send Legos to:
Michele Tschirhart
83 Falcon Dr
Boise, Idaho 83716

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