Love Letters - Jean Mitchell-Woods

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Jean Mitchell-Woods is the third in our Love Letters campaign series.

Jean never knew anything about blood cancers or how many of them there are until her daughter Leona was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia aged just 41.

Leona went through intensive treatment which worked for a while but then blood cancer returned.

Every month in Northern Ireland 99 people are diagnosed with blood cancer.

Thanks to scientists based right here in Belfast, funded by Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI, three out of four people in Northern Ireland diagnosed with blood cancer survive.

But for that one in four, just like Leona, there’s still work to be done.

We are hopeful that with your help, our researchers will one day find a cure for blood cancer.

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