Students of the Year Chicago
Ashley Woltman | Team Ashley
As many of you know, I am a survivor of childhood leukemia. I was diagnosed on 1/1/14 at age 11 and fought hard to win the battle. I spent 160+ days in the hospital that year, was given total body radiation, and received a life-saving bone marrow transplant in June 2014 from a total stranger. I was in isolation for 9 months and missed 20 months of school. Today, I continue to battle with the lasting effects of the toxic treatment, including chronic kidney disease which will require a kidney transplant in the future
I have been nominated for Students of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). During the next 7 weeks my team and I will be seeking out as many donations as possible to help kids like me and their families.