“Reason this person is a Gold Ribbon Hero: Dezma was 10 years old when she ran her first 3k for Texas Children’s Hospital. Little did she know only a week later, she would be diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia at that same hospital.
After 14 months of lengthy hospitals stays, chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant and countless procedures, Dezma succumb to the disease.
Dezma touched many heart with her unwavering faith in God and her infectious, beautiful smile.
After she passed a group of family and friends raised $100,000 towards AML research through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. To this day, we continue to raise money in hopes of finding a cure.
We were blessed to have had a complete year with our daughter after she was diagnosed with a terminal cancer. We hope to see the day when a cure to cancer has been found.” – Lynda F.