Posts Tagged With: #Leukemia

Mighty Warrior – Katie Collier’s Story

While looking through Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s website and blog, I came across this great post about a local teenage athlete and her battle with leukemia. I found it particularly interesting as it discussing an age group that rarely gets talked about. And while this patient/survivor isn’t a swimmer, she truly is an inspiring athlete.

After viewing this post, we hope that you recognize that Young people with cancer may find themselves with unique needs and questions during their treatment. Seattle Children’s Hospital, one of the @SCCA founding organizations, is sponsoring a special event called “Northwest Regional Young Adults with Cancer Event” May 10 in South Lake Union. Young adults with cancer will share information and network during the free evening event. Details can be seen here:


posted by: Kirsti R.

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Why We Swim: Team Larissa’s Crew

Team “Larissa’s Crew” is swimming in honor of Larissa Jean Dhanani. Larissa is currently battling Acute Lymphomcytic Leukemia and on April 19, 2011, she received an extremely successful bone marrow transplant, thanks to an experimental protocol done with research funded by the Swim Across America. Larissa’s exceptional care and treatment provided by the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance has inspired us to give back to our community. Larissa is a truly inspiring woman and a very close friend and relative to all of us swimming in last year’s Swim Across America in Seattle, WA. Larissa is living proof that the funds raised through the Swim Across America directly affect the outcomes of those battling cancer.

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