69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation
Climb. Conquer. Cure.
Heyo! Welcome to my donation page and thank you for stopping by! If you stumbled across my page accidentally or are a super awesome friend or family member, you rock. This fundraiser holds very near and dear to my heart. If you look at the collage of photos posted above this message, you can see at one point I had a very nicely shaped bald head. In March of 2016 at 19 years old, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma (a type of blood cancer). Stage 4 sounds terrible but it's not. It means I had multiple groups of cancerous lymph nodes on both sides of my diaphgram and it had invaded a major organ, for me that was my lungs and spleen. I underwent chemo treatments every other week for 6 months. In February of 2017, I was declared cancer free. Fast forward to today, I am now 21 years old. A senior at Central Washington University, where I am working towards a Bachelors in Paramedicine. I just recently received my Paramedic certification. Still in remission and coming up on 2 years since my last chemo treatment (November 3rd). Life is not always an easy thing. But when you can laugh, joke, and smile your way through the hard parts with an amazing support system the bad suddenly doesn't seem so bad. Please consider donating so others can have an outcome like mine. The dollar amount is completely irrelevant because every dollar is another dollar towards finding a cure!
What is the LLS Firefighter Stairclimb?
The LLS Firefighter Stairclimb is the world's largest on-air stair climb competition, and annual fundraiser held at the tallest building in town, the Columbia Center. All 2,000 participants are career or volunteer firefighters who will climb up the second tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi in full turnout gear, weighing over 50 pounds, while on-air. Throughout the 69 flights of stairs, 1,356 steps, and 788 ft. of vertical elevation gain, we all remember that every step forward is representative of moving closer to a cure. Although this is an extreme test of physical endurance, it pales in comparison to what blood cancer patients endure. All proceeds raised directly benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and since its inception in 1991, this event has raised over $17 million thus far.
Thank you for your time, consideration, and sincere generosity. We climb because beating cancer is in our blood.
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