BMT 74: My 32nd Birthday. My Second Relapse From Leukemia.
Monday July 27th 2015, 10:16 pm
Filed under: Denver, Family, Friends, Leukemia, Me, Myself, and Reid

As many of you may have heard, I have relapsed a second time with leukemia. Although I cannot remember a lot of what happened last week due to my leukemia treatment, I do remember that there were a lot of people here to support me, many of whom were from out of town: my cousins, friends from high school, awesome (no longer on-line) support group friends, family and the biggest surprise of all, my sisters, who decided to move here from Washington, D.C.

Hot Dog Go Now Awesome FIX forever

After I was unable to do anything for my big sister Rachel’s birthday, she brought me a hot dog the next day in honor of National Hot Dog Day.

Although I have not felt like myself much over the past couple of weeks, I receive my greatest strength from my friends and family. In the coming days and weeks, I hope to continue to see them (you!).

We are hoping that I will be accepted in a clinical study in Seattle. The doctors there are doing amazing genetic work with leukemia.

Tomorrow is my 32nd Birthday. Despite everything, I will be glad to reach this milestone and share it with family and friends.

Love,
–Reid.


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You are amazing! Happy Birthday to the strongest person I know!

Comment by Jackie Honeyfield 07.27.15 @ 10:37 pm

Reid,
Dang! You will get through this and then we are goin on a bike ride!
Happy Birthday my friend!!

Comment by Diana 07.27.15 @ 10:51 pm

Happy birthday Reid! You are such an incredible strong and wonderful man, and one of the funniest I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. Sending you healing thoughts and love from California!

Comment by Nina 07.27.15 @ 11:00 pm

I am so happy that so many have been able to show their support for you. Here’s hoping you will be accepted in the clinical study in Seattle and that that combined with the support of family and friends will help you feel more like yourself again soon. Happy birthday! Congratulations on this milestone and every milestone you’ve reached along the way. I’d be willing to bet that quite a few get their strength from you too . Thank you as always for another great blog post.

Comment by Krista Harris 07.27.15 @ 11:06 pm

I hadn’t heard Reid. I suppose it is is inappropriate to to be angry or pissed on your behalf, but I am all the same. My support and steadfast cheering remains unchanged however.

Happy 32nd birthday. Enjoy your lack of prime-ness. You won’t be prime again until you are 37.

Comment by Jen Murphy 07.28.15 @ 2:35 am

Reid: I’m so very sorry that the leukemia has returned – life can be so profoundly unfair. However, your spirit continues to inspire me, as does the love and strength of your entire family. Happy birthday to you Reid – celebrate as you wish!

Comment by Dani Newsum 07.28.15 @ 10:21 am

Happy birthday, Reid. Hoping you get into the trial. Admiring your strength, always.

Comment by Jessie 07.28.15 @ 10:57 am

I am so behind on your blog so I popped over to see what was up – and I am so pissed at that asshole leukemia right now. Know that I am thinking of you, as are all of us here in NYC. <3

Comment by Kari 08.15.15 @ 7:35 am

I’m so sorry Reid. You were an incredible person and you will be missed. Rest in Peace.

Comment by Jen Murphy 08.25.15 @ 7:19 pm



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