Students of the Year Albany

Kaitlyn Hansen | Blessed to Fight

Kaitlyn's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 20, 2022
My inspiration to do this campaign is my dad. When my mom was pregnant with me my dad was diagnosed with stage 3 Multiple Myeloma. He fought for 4 and a half years. During that time, he was in remission for 2 years, but sadly the cancer came back and there wasn't much we could do. On March 26, 2011, he passed away surrounded by family in his home. My dad always lit up the room. He always put others first and cared about his family and friends more than anything. He always felt so blessed for everything he had even through his battle. I am so blessed to call him my dad and so blessed to be able to help other families going through this.

Kaitlyn's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Nov 29, 2021

I have signed up to save lives with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and am working to raise as much as possible over the next 7 weeks. Every dollar raised counts as one vote for my campaign. The candidate(s) whose team tallies the most votes earns the prestigious title of Student or Students of the Year. Will you help me earn that title?
As you know, everyone wins when cancer loses. Thanks to your support, my efforts will help fund therapies and treatments that are saving lives. Over the years, support from people like you has been responsible for the blood cancer advancements that have doubled, tripled, and in some cases quadrupled the survival rate for some blood cancers.
Many LLS-supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are also now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers and are in clinical trials for patients with lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. And LLS-funded drugs like targeted therapies and immunotherapies are now saving thousands of lives every day.
We really are getting close to our goal of a world without blood cancers!
All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. They'll not only support LLS research, but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.
Please visit my website often and tell friends who would also like to donate!
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit



  • Christine Roser

    Love the Roser Family

  • Tracy DiPietro

    So proud of you Kaitlyn! Keep up the great work! Good luck !!

  • Kay Moore

    Your Dad would be so proud of you! Love you, The Moores

  • Anonymous

    Keith was an awesome man, husband and dad to his amazing wife and girls.


    Keep up your good work!

  • Donna Zurick

    Keep up the good work!

  • Sherry Hansen

    Good luck Kaitlyn. I am so proud of you.

  • Dana Coiro

    Kaitlyn, 'm donating In memory of your dad and in honor of my son Ben who had Hodgkins lymphoma.

  • Janice Prichett

    I'm sure you deserve to be a student of the year.

  • Moses Family

    We are proud of you Kaitlyn! Love, The Moses Family

  • Pamela Kidd

    Think of your family often, 💓

  • Lindsey Osterhout

    In memory of Susan Powers.

  • Megan Bowman

    Can’t wait to witness you change the world one day! We need more people like you. Love coach Bowman

  • Jason and Carrie Moore

    A beautiful tribute for Keith Hansen. Keith was my cousin and good friend. He was an amazing person that we named our 3rd child after.

  • Janelle Shults


  • Fran Sampson

    My heart! I grew up very near to your aunt and remember her words about your dad. What a brave man, you are a wonderful daughter. I am , so far, a 14 year MM warrior. God is good all the time.

  • Sherri boyle

    Kaitlyn your words were beautiful and your dad would be so proud!

  • Johanna & Dave Wellington

    Your Dad loved you and your sister and of course your Mom so much. He would be so proud!

  • Robyn Hart

    You got this cuz!

  • Zach Hart

    My Mom messed up……let’s try again… YOU GOT THIS CUZ!

  • Aunt Robyn

    Your Dad is smiling down on all of you! So proud of you Kaitlyn!

  • Shabana Bargeer

    Hi KK, such a beautiful tribute to your dad and such a wonderful thing you are doing!

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