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Lymphoma and Pets
Unsung heroes are my very favorite kind. Whenever I read about an ordinary person (you know, the kind with family and job and so on) who does something special for someone else, I am inspired. And Karrie Munkittrick inspires me. I read about her recently in a LLS periodical and thought you might like to know more about her.
Who knows, maybe it will inspire you to do something bold.
She was an artist, wife and mother of two healthy daughters when leukemia struck her two-month old nephew, Austin. She became involved in the LLS Light The Night Walk, becoming a team captain, getting people to join the "Austin's Warriors" Light The Night team.. As a team captain, she raised funds herself and acted as a rallying force, urging on her team, which raised more than $6,300 in 2009!
This year, she found another way to help. As her husband Michael explains, "She's been a light to so many people and it has changed her. Now she wants to go where few people would ever consider going." Karrie is very pretty, both inside and out, and has long, beautiful hair. She decided to shave her head as a participant in LLS's Totally Baldacious campaign, in which people raise funds by shaving their heads to show support and solidarity for patients who lose their hair during cancer treatments.