Michelle was originally diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a cancer of the blood, on February 27, 2007. After undergoing 5 rounds of chemotherapy, Michelle reached a state of remission and slowly began to reclaim her life. She also dedicated herself to helping others by creating Project Michelle, a campaign focused on recruiting people to become potential bone marrow donors.
In April of 2008, two months after returning to work, Michelle began to feel symptoms similar to those she had felt prior to her original diagnosis. Michelle’s fears became true on May 7, 2008 when her oncologist confirmed that she had relapsed. She was also blindsided by the results of an MRI that revealed a mass on her brain.
Thanks to the generosity of registered bone marrow and cord blood donors, Michelle received a stem cell transplant in 2008.
We regret to inform you that Michelle has lost her battle with leukemia and passed away July, 2009. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. May her soul rest in peace.
To read about Michelle and her blog, visit the Project Michelle website:http://projectmichelle.com/