Fighting leukemia again!
In July 2005 our lives were changed forever as Heidi was diagnosed with leukemia. After a month-long stay at the hospital for induction chemotherapy the doctors informed Heidi that she was in remission! This did not mean the end of her treatment, though. She underwent four more consolidation chemotherapy treatments during the next six months, completing her last round in January 2006.
Heidi is still in remission today, thanks in large part to the advances made in blood cancer research and treatment. Twenty years ago, people in Heidi’s situation would have had a slim survival rate. But through the efforts of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), many of today’s blood cancer patients are able to defeat the disease and lead long, healthy lives! Unfortunately, a cure has yet to be found—and that’s why Team Gusenius is fighting Leukemia again!
Both Mik AND Heidi are competing this July in the Lifetime Fitness Triathlon as part of Team in Training (TNT). TNT is a fundraising group for LLS. We train for and participate in a long-distance endurance event, all while raising money to fight leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. This is the first season that both members of Team Gusenius will be competing—Heidi cheered Mik on during his three previous TNT events. This year Heidi decided to give it a try (hoping that it’s easier than chemo!).
Our goal this year is to raise $10,000 from 200 donors. Your gift today can help us reach that goal. Please help us in the fight against leukemia by making a donation in support of our participation in TNT. To give online, click on the “Donate Now” button on the left side of this page. Or to make a gift by mail, please send a check made out to LLS to us at:
Team Gusenius - 19440 Vine Ridge Rd - Shorewood, MN 55331
The triathlon is not until July 12, but don’t delay on making your gift. The sooner your gift gets to LLS, the sooner you can help find a cure! To learn more about TNT and LLS please visit the link at the top of this page. Feel free to contact us with any questions at HeidiGusenius@yahoo.com or Mik.Gusenius@gmail.com.
Thanks for your support!
Heidi and Mik Gusenius