As you all know, Mom was taken from us far too early by a rare blood disease called MDS, and bone marrow failure. I honestly can't even believe I'm able to type this, but I could not pass up the opportunity to share this with you. I felt as if Mom was giving me this as one of her gifts to me.
I've been doing a lot of research on MDS and how I can get involved and help raise awareness for this rare and vicious disease. Mom was a rare gem and her disease was just as rare as her, affecting less than 0.003% of the population (10K out of 3 million!). I am going to do my darnedest to raise awareness, starting with this 5K Walk/Run here in our own city of Long Beach, CA on April 28th. How amazing is it that this small organization for this rare disease is hosting an event next month in our own city?? That's Mom right there saying hi :)
I'd love for you to come walk/run with me, but if you can't that's okay too. Here is the link to my fundraising page for Mom.
I don't want anyone else to go through what we've gone through if I can help it, so I'm going to do what I can.
I love you all. Thank you for all your love, generosity, and support. It really means the world to me and my family.