Student Visionaries of the Year Northwest Ohio
Lilly Herr | Lilly's LLS Lifesavers
Hi everyone! My name is Lilly Herr and I am a junior at Evergreen High School. I participate in various activities such as my school band, 4-h, and FFA. This fundraiser is very personal for me, because in April 2022 I was diagnoes with stage two Hodgkins Lymphoma. This dianosis was an utter shock to me, I never imaged in a million years I would be diagnosed with cancer at age 16, with so many new emotions it was certainly overwhelming! Over the course of 4 months, I went through two chemo cycles; however, that would not the the last treatment I would have to beat cancer. When my PET scan came back after chemo, there were still some active cancer spots, and so the radiation began. I did thirteen radiation sesssions in a month, did yet another PET scan... and I am officially cancer free as of November 4, 2022! It is my hope with this fundraiser that I can help people with blood cancers, just as I had so many people supporting me when I was battling cancer!
Visionaries look to the future—and see infinite possibility.
They challenge the status quo—and make the impossible possible.
They boldly imagine a better world – and lead the charge to create it.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was built on that same vision - of a better world - one without blood cancers.
I am a visionary; I have a vision for a world without cancer, but I need your help.
This year, I’m proud to be a part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student Visionaries of the Year Campaign, working to raise as much as possible for LLS’s mission.
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!
Thanks to your support, my efforts will help ensure this generation is the last to see cancer.
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you!