“Reason this person is a Gold Ribbon Hero: Why I’m nominating my daughter. In 2013 she was diagnosed with AML at the age of 13. After we found out of course we were devastated. She’s my baby I wished it was me not her. The doctors told us about a studied chemo that they wanted to try so we did. After she started chemo she contacted legionella which put her in the PICU. She was on life support for 3 months. We was not sure if she was gonna make it. She was fighting to diseases. Which after 139 days in the hospital she was our miracle child, she beat both and u got to bring her home cancer free. Then she relapsed thanksgiving last year 2014, but with the help of her older brother Jeremy she is once more cancer free. See she had to have a bone marrow transplant in February of this year as her brother was her donor. I am proud of both my babies, they are both my hero’s.” – Brenda F.