Leukemia Warrior Run for Bonnie

Leukemia Warrior Run for Bonnie

From Kelly Shelton

I am running the Derby Mini Marathon in April 2019 to raise money for my warrior mom, Bonnie Cecil, as she battles APL Leukemia.

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Put your yes on the table!

That is something we have said between each other many times since my mother Bonnie Cecil was diagnosed with APL Leukemia.  I heard that phrase at a sermon just a week prior to her diagnosis that we all need to put our yes on the table to trust in the Lord and do what we are called to do.  To put your yes on the table to give it all to Him and have faith in his promises.  Easy to say, difficult to do.  Mom wrote it on a piece of paper and placed it on her table as a visible reminder to stay faithful on the journey ahead.  

My warrior mom Bonnie Cecil was diagnosed with APL Leukemia on October 6, 2018 and would begin intense treatment that would test her both physically and emotionally.  For those who know her,  Bonnie is always on the go.  If she is not caring for our most precious gifts in the HMH NICU, she is helping patients at clinic or supporting her 3 children and 4 grandchildren at all of their activities and events.  That abruptly changed with a diagnosis of cancer.  

I am so proud of the strength and resilience my mother has.  She is truly a warrior.  Even going through daily treatments she remains a rock for our family.  Anytime your family goes through a crisis your first thought is what can I do to help.  Beginning treatment and getting through the emotional and physical stress you quickly realize that financial stress is soon to follow.  That is where I am going to help and I hope that you will too.

How can I help?

My husband Matt and I are going to run the Derby Mini Marathon on April 27, 2019 in her honor and are asking for sponsorships for our run.  If you have a few minutes to stop and say a prayer for her recovery we will gladly accept it.  If it lays on your heart to give monetarily all funds we collect will go towards paying for medical bills and gas expenses as they travel over 100 miles daily for her treatment.  Our goal is just a placeholder.  Thank you for loving our family and our amazing mom!

Thank you for your support as we run for our Leukemia Warrior!!

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