One person is diagnosed with a blood cancer in the U.S. about every four minutes.
NEWS10 is helping raise awareness and funds for research to find a cure for those affected, including many in the Capital Region and right here in the NEWS10 family.
9-year-old Jada looks like the picture of health now, but when she was only two she became very ill. What was thought to be a virus, turned out to be Leukemia and her family's world was turned upside down.
Through months of debilitating chemotherapy treatment her mom, Jennifer, was at her hospital bedside the whole time. Her grandmother, NEWS10 employee Suzanne Guy, credits support at work with being able to help her family.
"She went in for her 5 year checkup and she'd had a couple of bloody noses, and that was it, they did some lab work, those came back abnormal, and I was faced again with the possibility that it came back, and it did."
Jada was diagnosed with a second-round of Leukemia.
Finally came the moment they were all waiting for, Jada's checkup they thought would give them the all clear sign.
You too can make a difference in the life of someone diagnosed with Leukemia and Lymphoma, by making a donation to the Man & Woman of the Year Campaign, Team Lydia: Spreading the News for a Cure.
Over the next ten weeks of the campaign, we'll be sharing more stories of Capital Region families impacted by blood cancers and how you can help.