Team In Training

By: Melissa Reynolds
By: Melissa Reynolds

I'm running a half marathon, but that's not all I've gotten myself into, I'm also raising money for the Leukemia Society in honor of two local boys.

Leukemia's a form of cancer in your blood. It's not like just having the flu, patients undergo hours of treatment and spend weeks in the hospital.

It all started at the end of January.

George Reid was diagnosed with Leukemia, and just two days earlier, Kelly Coffman went through the same thing.

George's headed full steam ahead, not much has changed for him.

Both George and Kelly also have surgically implanted IVs called central lines.

"It 's something the doctors take the blood out of so they don't have to stick you," Kelly Coffman says.

George went into remission in the first month, Kelly had two intense chemo treatments and once he fights off a liver infection he'll need a bone marrow transplant, the Coffman's say they'll do whatever it takes.

Kelly and George need your help, here's the address if you'd like to send a donation.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Virginia Chapter
Regional Accounting Chapter
P.O. Box145919
Cincinnati, OH 45250
**Reynolds/VA Beach 1/2/VA/run

50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

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