Leukemia Survivor Is Now A Fitness Enthusiast

Leukemia Survivor Is Now A Fitness Enthusiast

You have to be “Courageous through Cancer”

Via was diagnosed with Leukemia in October 2014. She has successfully defeated her disease. She is a fitness enthusiast and is living life to the fullest.

The Diagnosis

“She was diagnosed in Oct 2014 with Leukemia.

The Journey

Leukemia Survivor's Journey

“I was sick for a while. Leukemia works fast in bone marrow so I didn’t have much time to even think. I went to my doctor and he said you’re just overweight and I said NO something else is wrong. Weight does not bruise me or make my gums bleed, etc. And by that time I had two little ones (5 + 2) and I was working and going to school full time.

I was trying so hard to keep up at the same pace, but I could feel it in my bones that I was sick. The doctor called the next day, his receptionist literally freaked me out. I could hear her tone over the phone. Something was worse than what I had expected, so I asked her. She said it was anemia. I thought to myself people don’t die from anemia why is she so sad. When I arrived, the doctor sat me down and told me I had Leukemia and My hemoglobin was 5.0 and I wouldn’t make it last one more day without a blood transfusion. My life changed forever that day.”

Motivation to fight cancer

“To live and to not die.”

Biggest hindrance

“2 relapses. Finances. Hope.”

Message to other fighters

Message for cancer patients

“When you feel alone, that’s why you reach for the skies. You ask someone somewhere for supernatural strength and when you get your wings, you’ll understand why you were chosen for this road. Don’t give up. Have courage and fight the good fight.”


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