Charity Climb for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
by Joe LoPorto
In January of 2007, my nephew, Noah, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. He was six years old when he was diagnosed. He has endured his first year of treatment which has included extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatment. With two more years of treatment ahead of him, he maintains an incredible outlook and with all he has been through he has shown more courage and strength than anyone I have ever met.
Not long ago, his condition was fatal in almost all cases. Thanks, in part, to the work of organizations like the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Noah has more than even odds of surviving and one day soon having a normal life. Experts believe that with the continued work of organizations like the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, soon 90% of the thousands of people, mostly children, who are afflicted with this disease can be cured.
In Noah's honor, in June of this year I will be climbing Long's Peak in the Colorado Front Range as part of the LLS's Hike For Discovery program. While training for this climb, I will be raising funds to help the LLS cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
If you would like to support me, the following link will take you to my website where you can make a secure donation directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society so that others like Noah can be saved. Thank you for taking the time to read this and for your support.
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Hello, nice to read about someone who cares. I was also diagnoced with ALM exactly 2 years ago and after intensive treatment I am healthy today. Im also a climber and I just came down from Torres of Paine were I succeded in climbing the north tower after 3 weeks of struggle. I wrote to the LLS society before christmas and asked if they wanted to use my history as an inspiration for others because climbing torres of paine is very difficult. They were sadly not interested. It would be nice to get in contact with you because I would be honored to help you in your struggle.