The leukemia fight goes full circle
It’s bad enough to have one person you love fighting for their life against leukemia. But how about two?
Angela Headley found herself supporting her husband, Jeff, who was battling leukemia at the same time as her good friend Victoria, who was diagnosed with an even more aggressive form of leukemia. Jeff, a 31-year-old police officer and father of four was diagnosed with leukemia when he unexpectedly started to lose a great deal of weight . His leukemia was managed by other treatments for a while, before ultimately he needed a marrow transplant.
This Houston police officer was tough. But his wife Angela was just as strong. She continued to support her husband during his treatment as well as her friend Victoria. Unfortunately, Victoria, who was also a mother of 3, died before she could receive a transplant.
Angela and Jeff also found a way to give back during this trying time, by adding more members to the Be The Match Registry. Together with other Houston police officers, they added more than 1,300 potentially life-saving donors to the registry. Angela also joined the registry, and just months after her friend died, Angela was called as a match and donated marrow for another patient in need.
That’s what Be The One Run is all about
When you participate in the Houston Be The One Run on September 5, you help patients and families like the Headleys. Join Jeff and Angela at the Houston Be The One Run, a run/walk fundraising event that gives patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and 70 other life-threatening diseases a second chance at life.
- Visit the Houston Be The One Run to register, fundraise and volunteer.