Jessy Martel

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I remember that summer vacations were just around the corner. I was suffering from headaches and several bruises were marring my skin. My parents took me to the doctor, and I went through a series of tests and painful shots. At the end of the day, I was so tired, I couldn’t move, so I was admitted as a patient.

Over the course of a year, I was hospitalized many times. I saw my parents attempt to hide their tears. I saw my hair falling and my face puffing up, and wondered why I was changing so much. I was often in pain and cried a few times.

Today, I’m doing well. I’m going to school and learning karate. I’m still undergoing treatments but the end is in sight. I still don’t quite understand what leukemia is, but I know that thanks to your gifts and commitment to organizations like Leucan, I’m still alive! Please continue to give: it’s so important!