ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA [AML] FIGHTER IS A CERTIFIED FARRIER

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“Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.” – A Cinderella Story


Today, we will meet Taylor Lynn who is a certified Farrier and was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Currently, she is in remission and is waiting for a stem cell transplant.

The Diagnosis

“February 28th, 2018. I was feeling sick for a month, went to the hospital thinking it was the flu. I spent 4 days in there trying to figure out what was wrong. I had mono, a UTI and was anemic. They did further blood tests and it was confirmed I had 3 leukemia cells, after which I was transported to Hahnemann Hospital. I then got a bone marrow biopsy which confirmed it was Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)”.

The Journey

“My journey with cancer is definitely life changing and taught me the biggest lesson. Never take advantage of life and how beautiful it is. Always love and be humble. Between the sickness, crying, aggravation and pain; I’ve always stayed positive and knew that I was going to beat this. I’m currently in remission and waiting for a stem cell transplant. One day closer to a life without cancer”.

Motivation to fight cancer

“My strong support system of my family and friends. They have been there since day 1 and haven’t given up on me. So, if they haven’t given up, I shouldn’t either”.

Biggest Hindrances

“The Hickman in my chest. It stops me from being able to do so many things”.

Message to other Fighters

“Fight, fight and FIGHT. YOU CAN WIN! It’s all about a positive attitude during the process. You have to believe every day that you will come out of this a survivor. You have to tell yourself every day that you are strong, and that nothing can stop you, not even the cancer. Live your life and live it with beauty and love. Stay humble, always and don’t let the little things get to you. You’re a star so keep on shining!”

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