Kristie's Fight

Kristie's Fight

From Clarissa Hopkins

Kristie's fight with Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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Update #1

about 1 month ago

Wow! Kristie is so amazed by the overwhelming support she has received so far. THANK YOU to each and every one of you! Today is a big day for Kristie.

Today Kristie starts her treatment at Michigan Medicine. For her treatment, she will be admitted to the hospital for a minimum of 4 weeks because of the intensity of the treatment. Her oncologist, Dr. Dale Bixby is considered an expert in cancers like Kristie's. He has practiced at Michigan Medicine for over 15 years, has more than 50 publications, and is active in supervising and conducting clinical trials for treatments of leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes.

We can breathe a little easier knowing she is in good hands with Dr. Bixby. Your continued love, support, and prayers are greatly appreciated. Kristie's response to all of the support is that she is "beyond blessed" and we couldn't agree more.

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Kristie Bruder is 46 years old. 

She is a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a grandmother, and so much more. 

This week we received the unfathomable news that she has acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Leukemia starts in cells that normally develop into different types of blood cells. Acute types of leukemia are more fast growing compared to chronic types. Acute Myeloid Leukemia starts in the bone marrow and quickly moves from there to the blood and other parts of the body. 

Kristie will start treatment immediately at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, where she currently works. 

Unfortunately, Kristie just recently transitioned into a new position at Michigan Medicine and has not worked enough hours to qualify for a paid leave. 

We are organizing this fundraiser to help with treatment/medical expenses, food, traveling expenses, and everything in between. Kristie is going through an unspeakable challenge but has already exhibited so much strength, courage, and perseverance. 

Updates will be posted as we receive them. 

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Clarissa Hopkins posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #1

Wow! Kristie is so amazed by the overwhelming support she has received so far. THANK YOU to each and every one of you! Today is a big day for Kristie.

Today Kristie starts her treatment at Michigan Medicine. For her treatment, she will be admitted to the hospital for a minimum of 4 weeks because of the intensity of the treatment. Her oncologist, Dr. Dale Bixby is considered an expert in cancers like Kristie's. He has practiced at Michigan Medicine for over 15 years, has more than 50 publications, and is active in supervising and conducting clinical trials for treatments of leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes.

We can breathe a little easier knowing she is in good hands with Dr. Bixby. Your continued love, support, and prayers are greatly appreciated. Kristie's response to all of the support is that she is "beyond blessed" and we couldn't agree more.

<3

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