“Reason this person is a Gold Ribbon Hero: My son was diagnosed with T-cell ALL on 10/31/13. He was hospitalized immediately to begin treatment where he remained hospitalized for 6.5 months.He received numerous chemo treatments, radiation and a bone marrow transplant on 3/28/14 which was successful. Unfortunately , the damage to his organs was already done and he passed away on 5/21/14. He is a hero because he endured without ever complaining, always joking and smiling. He will always be my hero.” – Brenda C.