Student Visionaries of the Year St. Louis

Audrey Saenger | Lydia's Angels

Audrey's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Feb 20, 2023

 

On March 19th, 2009--four days before my third birthday--my baby sister Lydia was born. I was beyond excited to have a younger sibling to care for, and I knew she would care for me as well. The moment I met her, I decided I would do anything to protect her, whether it was patching her up after she fell off her bike or standing up to mean kids if they made fun of her. But two months after she came home, she was diagnosed with leukemia, and I watched the people I loved most fall apart. The next eight months were filled with intense medical procedures, difficult conversations, and excruciating heartache. I felt powerless to help my sister. Tragically, on January 21, 2010, Lydia lost her battle with cancer and passed away.

 

I joined the 2023 Student Visionaries of the Year campaign so I could allieviate the agony caused by this disease. I want to prevent any family from feeling the pain and misery that mine did thirteen years ago--and still feels today. My goal is to raise $50,000 to support blood cancer patients and their families.

 

As a global leader in the fight against blood cancer, LLS:

  • Funds cutting-edge research leading to breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine that are improving and saving the lives of patients
  • Provides free education and support for blood cancer patients and families, including personalized, one-on-one support, assistance with identifying and enrolling in clinical trials, and more.
  • Mobilizes thousands of advocates to drive policy changes that accelerate the development of new cancer treatments and break down barriers to care.

Please consider joining this fight by making a donation. All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. Please visit my website often and tell friends who would also like to donate.

 

For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org.

 

 

42 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Supporting Audrey Saenger's fundraising activity.

  • Michael Peretz

    This is such a wonderful mission Audrey.

  • Emily, Bill, Peter & Alice Irvin

    We are so proud of you, Audrey!

  • Beth and Kevin Hollander

    Very proud of you Audrey!

  • Ryan & Alyson Johnson

    Go, Audrey! Proud of the work you are doing! <3

  • Juju & Tom

    We are so proud of you Audrey! Love you! Juju & Tom

  • Marco and Susan Bertuglia

    Audrey, what a wonderful, loving contribution you are making to the world in honor of your baby sister. We hope your fundraiser is a huge success!

  • Ryan & Mary Kate Mortland

    Audrey keep leading Lydia’s Angels!

  • Elizabeth Schweppe

    Sweet Audrey, thank you for doing this and raising awareness.

  • Katherine H Simmons

    Good for you, Audrey!

  • The Massimino Family

    So happy to support you Audrey! Lydia touched so many lives in such a short time. She lives on in all of our hearts!

  • Tim and Missy Myers

    Audrey we are so proud of you doing this in honor of Lydia. She would be proud of you! Missy and Tim Myers

  • Linda Miner

    Wonderful tribute to Lydia. Good luck to you in reaching your goal!

  • Corby Leinauer

    Great work Audrey!!

  • Art and Diane Molner

    God Bless you and your family.

  • Patrick Barrett

    Great work Audrey!

  • Maureen Bahn

    Audrey, You are fighting the good fight. Keep it up!

  • Pattie Lawson

    Audrey, you’re doing a great job. Keep up the good work! Pattie and Kevin Lawson

  • Jean Murphy

    Beautiful and inspiring work, Audrey!

  • John & Beth Tomasovic

    Audrey, this is such a great idea in memory of your little sister. We are so glad to give you a donation. Love, Beth & John

  • The Trembath Family

    What an amazing cause you are raising money for Audrey. The Trembath's

  • Jennifer Piazza

    We love you Audrey and Lydia and hope this little gift goes a long way to find a cure. Your cousin Jenny Piazza

  • Joyce Kaiser

    Audrey, God bless you for all your efforts in this project!

  • Sabino & Company LLC

    We're happy to support your fundraising effort! -Sabino & Company LLC

  • Frances McKinney

    Good luck, Audrey! You're part of a very special family...so proud of you!

  • Cindy Bishop

    Prayers for Lydia!

  • Steve Axmacher

    Audrey- happy to contribute to your team’s leukemia campaign. God bless you, your family, your team and generous donors.

  • Wes and Mara Clayton Clayton

    Audrey we are so proud of you and your fundraising efforts!

  • Mike & Cathe Bisch

    Thank you for this work, Audrey.

  • Craig Ragland

    Lydia's Angels

  • Michael & Susie Haywood

    Your work is an inspiration to all of us. Your family should b e so proud of you. My brother-in-law passed away 20 years ago from multiple myeloma. Today is his birthday. This gift is to honor his memory.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for doing this Audrey!

  • Mike and Danielle Behan

    Happy to help with such a great cause. Good Luck!

  • Blankemeyer family

    Great job Audrey!

  • The Rohm's

    Great Work Audrey! So proud of you! Colleen and Matt Rohm

  • Kristina Elsner

    Way to go, Audrey! You and your family are so special to us, and we are cheering you on!

  • Julia Hoffman

    What a great cause! We love you Audrey and am so happy that you are doing this in Lydia's honor:)

  • Tim ONeal

    What a great idea Audrey. I hope you blow past your goal :-)

  • Terri Sieckhaus

    God bless

  • Lyn Sprenkle

    So proud of you, Audrey!

  • Dr. Agnes Meyo and Dr. Frank Catanzaro

    Best wishes, Audrey! You are amazing! Lydia’s Angels are straight from heaven! Hugs, Dr. Agnes Meyo

  • Mary A James

    Audrey, We often think of Lydia and the beauty she brought to this world. We think it is fitting that today is your beautiful Mom’s birthday. We send love to her, to your Dad, to Leo and to you. God bless you.

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