Heroes are everyday people doing extraordinary things. They roll their sleeves up and dive in to help. They focus on the most difficult and the most challenging without hesitation. They exhibit compassion, concern and empathy. They take risks and take actions to help others.

The following are stories of individuals who are doing extraordinary things that shine a light on blood cancers. Help us recognize their efforts by sharing these stories on your social channels. 

Come back to this page and click on the name to read how these heroes impact the lives of people who are living with and fighting to cure blood cancers!
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  Heroes Among Us

 


The Erickson Family
Two-year-old Declan is a current patient undergoing treatment.

 


Carol White
Oncology/hematology nurse, past Nurse of the Year awarded by the Leukemia Research Foundation, caregiver, fundraiser, and volunteer.

 


Blake Brandwein Family
Blake Brandwein serves on the Leukemia Research Foundation Board of Directors and is a fundraiser.

 
 


Samantha Heberton (profiled later in month)
Leukemia survivor and volunteer.



Dr. Patrick Stiff (profiled later in month)
World-renowned cancer expert at Loyola University Medical Center.