A woman with a lot of living left to do
At age 21, Jamie Rausch's life was suddenly interrupted when she was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.
"I depended on (Hoxworth), my hometown community, for blood and platelet donations. You took time out of your day to save a life, and one of those lives was mine," said Jamie.
Jamie went into remission on November 13, 2006 after an intense round of induction chemotherapy which was followed by three rounds of consolidation/maintenance chemo. Doctors informed Jamie that she was cured on December 24, 2009.
"Today I write you as a cured young woman with a lot of living left to do," said Jamie.
"As we approach a new year, I ask (the community) to continue your humble generosity. In just one year, you alone can save roughly 20 lives through blood donations! That's a resolution worth making! Happy Holidays!"