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Scott Francis Baker


October 1st, 2008

Light the Night @ 09:44 pm

5 years ago my mom found some unexplained bruising on her legs. After an appointment with her doctor she was immediately admitted to Providence and diagnosed with Acute myelogenous leukemia. Leukemia is cancer of the blood, and quite fatal if not treated. The entire family was in shock because everything happened so fast.

Within 24 hours she was getting aggressive chemo and other treatments. Ultimately she was in the hospital for 29 straight days but emerged with her Leukemia in remission. It was a really long and scary journey while she was in the hospital, and even after she was released it was hard seeing her in a weakened state. She's received recurring blood tests every 90 days to check for the cancer's return and has been healthy since.

The end of this month will mark the five year anniversary of her remission. Five years is a huge milestone for Leukemia patients. While you are never truly cancer free, the recurrence rates after five years are very low. My mom is pretty excited to have made it to this milestone. This Friday night Angela, Gabe, and myself will be walking with my mom in the Light the Night walk. Light the Night is a fundraiser to continue research for Leukemia and Lymphoma. I'm very excited to be able support my mom in this, so other families don't have to go through what we did.

My mom set a personal goal of $5000 for Light the Night this year. That is $1000 for each year she has been in remission. Right now she's $595 away from her goal. I'd really like to help push her over her goal. If you can help support me, and my mom fund cancer research please help. The Light the Night walk has an online donation system that works pretty well. Anything you can donate at all will help.

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Scott Francis Baker