In September 2004 I was diagnosed out of the blue with acute leukemia - I survived my year long battle thanks to the wonderful care and cutting edge treatment I received at Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital in Montreal, a bone marrow transplant from my brother, and the love and support of those around me.
In June 2012 I published Portraits of Hope, a collection of portraits of and essays from survivors of blood cancers. You can read about it at http://www.portraitsofhope.ca - it is a tribute to those who have faced the terror of, and triumphed over leukemia – survivors, doctors, researchers and nurses. It is also a memorial to those who have not, including my dad Hyman, who died of leukemia in 1997.
All the proceed from my book are for the benefit of the Fund for Education and Research into Blood Cancers. Please help us save lives, you can buy my book or make a donation athttp://www.portraitsofhope.ca - help us beat blood cancer! Montreal, a bone marrow transplant from my brother, and the love and support of those around me.