Wins for Kansas: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

On average, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a form of blood cancer every three minutes. Many of them are children. But one organization is in a race to find a cure.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the largest voluntary health organization in the world, helping millions of patients every day.  

Jessie Rainey is one of many important people involved in Kansas. "We exist to help them be comfortable with new therapies and treatments, and ultimately find a cure for cancer," Rainey said.

Rainey noted leukemia is "the second most often diagnosed cancer for children." But thanks to LLS, it's pioneering new research that has led to treatments, such as T-cell therapy. In fact, not only are people surviving, but they are living normal lives,

Wichita attorney Monica Cameron is on the LLS board of directors. "My heart breaks for the children," Cameron said, "but also their parents, and I really want to be able to help them."

"It's very hard to come to work every day and get to know children, and then, unfortunately ,they don't make it ," Rainey admitted. "But that's why we are doing the work we're doing"

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was named a Wins for Kansas, receiving a $500 grant from DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers.
 

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