On Friday, November 16th after four treatments of chemo, I got the news I had been longing to hear. YOU’RE IN REMISSION! I waited till Thanksgiving to share the news publicly, however, I did call my tribe to tell them about it. So here’s that day wrapped up in a nice little bow. WATCH HERE … Continue reading Diagnosis: In Remission
Be the Match
Over the past 30 years Be the Match has been operated by the National Marrow Donor Program and has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. They work every day to save lives through transplant. Spoiler ** THEY EVEN SAVED MINE **. The process literally takes a few minutes. When Alexa's … Continue reading Be the Match
There are days that are etched into my memory. August 30, 2018 is one of those days. I got up early that morning prepared to go take a shower to get ready for a blood transfusion when I noticed something. Clumps of my hair was falling out in rapidly. This was one of those moments … Continue reading Brave
“This is something you tell…” – w/Alexa Conners
Don't worry.. I won't make any one cry this week! It's fascinating to sit down and get someone else's interpretation of the things that are going on in your life. Today on Diagnosis: The Series, I do just that, by sitting down with Alexa Conners. Most people know Alexa has being a Pro-MMA fighter; however, … Continue reading “This is something you tell…” – w/Alexa Conners
My First Round of Chemotherapy
On August 10th, 2018 I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Because this form of leukemia is aggressive it had to be treated aggressively and on August 15th I began induction. Over the next 6 months I went through intense treatments. Eight rounds of chemo, which consisted of two different cycles. Cycle A and Cycle … Continue reading My First Round of Chemotherapy
What is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia? A.L.L.
When I was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L.) I was absolutely clueless to both the illness and what to expect from the side effects. Because of this I began learning about my illness and decided to sitting down to discuss what A.L.L. is and what my journey has looked like since being diagnosed. … Continue reading What is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia? A.L.L.
How I Discovered I had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia – Episode 1
Last year, Michael, was on top of his game in the South Carolina Film Community. He had just wrapped his third feature film, several shorts, started a vlog series and had began planning to head off to Los Angeles. Then weird things began happening. From being constantly tired to uncontrollable body aches. Instead of listening … Continue reading How I Discovered I had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia – Episode 1
I’m Revealing a Secret – My Bone Marrow Transplant is Tomorrow!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZMuOKpq420 I've been keeping a secret from you fam. Granted I have talked very openly about it; however, I didn't say how quickly it would be here. After two days of chemotherapy treatments and three days of radiation treatments tomorrow I will have my Bone Marrow Transplant! Which also means it's my new birthday! So … Continue reading I’m Revealing a Secret – My Bone Marrow Transplant is Tomorrow!
Welcome to Diagnosis
The last month has been completely surreal. It’s made me stop and realize that as epic as my life has been, I’m not immortal. And the hardest pill I’ve had to swallow is that the next six months of my life are now on pause. What I haven’t shared via the highlight reel of social … Continue reading Welcome to Diagnosis