Flu-like symptoms – my leukemia diagnosis

Flu-like symptoms – my leukemia diagnosis

Flu-like symptoms – My Leukemia Diagnosis Story (Part 1) I was in the best shape of my life when I graduated highschool in 2015. I was super active and ate mostly healthy. 18-year-old Ali was a hip-hop dancing, gym enthusiast and was weightlifting 6 days a week....
From cancer treatment to running marathons

From cancer treatment to running marathons

From cancer treatment to running marathons. The moment that changed my life was the day I met Alexander Litvinenko.  It was a cold wintery night in the February of 2015 when he appeared at my bedroom sky light, he burst through the glass and tried to drag me out of...
Found a lump in my breast

Found a lump in my breast

I found the lump in my right breast by chance whilst having a shower one sunny July evening. I had cancer.At the beginning of 2014 I was a dancing builder. My partner and I were both dancers, me classical ballet, him fine dance (I never really did find out what that...
My oncologist said it was leukemia

My oncologist said it was leukemia

The day my life changed, forever.. The day my oncologist said it was leukemia… My oncologist said it was leukemia. On June 13, 2017 I had an appointment with an oncologist named Dr. Michael Meshad. When he looked at my blood work he immediately knew it was...
Life of a normal teen before my cancer diagnosis

Life of a normal teen before my cancer diagnosis

Before my cancer diagnosis, I was a normal teenager. A teenager that was very active in my school where I played softball, volleyball, and served as captain of my cheerleading squad. I was living my best life, always busy with my friends, school, and my family! Loving...