Please DONATE TODAY to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to support a dear friend.
Dear Diving Friends:
In 2010 my wife Nancy Boucha had a stroke. Two days later while still in intensive care we were told she had Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma. Her Uncle had this same disease so we were somewhat familiar with it. Nancy’s oncologist/hematologist told her to build up strength & endurance to reduce the effects of the stroke so she would be strong enough to have chemotherapy. In the time since then she has had a second round of chemo and now she takes the “miracle chemo pill,” Imbruvica daily. It’s one of those pricey drugs ($600 a day). Her leukemia and lymphoma are at bay, but she still tires easily. We love to dive and want to get back in the water but neither of us has been allowed to dive for almost one year.
She is a newsletter writer and a prize-winning underwater photographer.
There is no cure for blood cancer. No cure. We have been told that she would not die from the CLL. Instead, likely from some type of infection due to her compromised immune system. By donating to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society you support promising research to help those like her and many others in need. She tries to build up endurance by walking whenever she can, so far over 1100 miles in five years. We are walking in Light the Night Walk in Glenview, Illinois on October 25, 2015 to help raise money for this cause. Please support Nancy by making your tax-deductible donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 501c3.
Someday is today. Please help and join us for the walk if you can!