We’ve carefully selected these blogs because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high quality information. If you would like to tell us about a blog, nominate them by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over 60,000 people will be diagnosed with leukemia in 2016. While survival rates for this type of cancer are higher than ever before, it’s still a very serious and potentially deadly diagnosis.
These outstanding blogs are a way for people who have the disease to share their experiences, be a part of a community, and educate others including loved ones about the short- and long-term effects of leukemia. The camaraderie, compassion, and resolve these bloggers display is truly remarkable.
Beth’s Leukemia Blog
Beth began blogging about her journey with leukemia in 2012. Her frequent posts are honest reflections of her treatments, her physical and emotional health, her family life, and their efforts to raise money for research on finding a cure.
Dominic’s Journey with AML
Dominic was born in October, 2012 and diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia just shy of his first birthday, on September 12, 2013. Two years later, he passed away. This blog began as a place for his parents to chronicle their life with Dominic, and their struggles as he fought leukemia. Now, the couple helps raise awareness and money to fight the disease. The two give their time to several charities and travel all over to speak about their experience.
Learning From and About Cancer
Dr. Brian Koffman is a family doctor whose interest lies specifically in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). For people living with a CLL diagnosis, those who love them, or for medical professionals and researchers, Dr. Koffman provides a valuable resource. His posts include interviews with medical researchers and oncologists, and he discusses the latest research and treatment options.
Leukemia Survivor: I Am Dancing My Way Through
Michelle is a dancer who has lived with leukemia for several years. She’s been blogging about her life and journey since 2011. In the beginning, she blogged about new medications, new symptoms and side effects, and new firsts like her first vacation with leukemia and her first experience with hair loss. Now, five years later, her journey has evolved, and she continues to allow readers into her life.
The LLS Blog
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society aims to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and Hodgkin’s disease. But they also strive to help people who have these diseases and the people who love and support them. Their blog features news on cancer research, stories of survival, and educational posts to serve patients interested in staying as healthy as possible when dealing with a diagnosis or leukemia treatment.
Phoebe Rose Rocks
Phoebe Rose was diagnosed with leukemia when she was only 9 weeks old, and passed away five years later, in 2015. This blog chronicled her battle with leukemia and her life. And now that she is gone, it details the struggles of a bereaved family. When the blog was started in 2011, Phoebe was learning to crawl and stand on her own. From her first steps to her final days, her parents blogged with raw honesty and shared photos of this special girl’s far too short life.
Running For My Life
Ronni Gordon realized that something might be wrong when she was running a 10K race and became winded — par for the course for most of us, but not for an avid runner. She was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). After four bone marrow transplants, Ronni can fortunately call herself cured, but leukemia is never far from her mind or her writing.
T.J. Martell Foundation Blog
The T.J Martell Foundation has raised more than $270 million in support of leukemia, AIDS, and cancer research. Their blog is a good place to learn about leukemia fundraising and the people behind it. What we like most about the blog are its guest posts by survivors of leukemia, who share their memories, what helped them through the disease, and words of encouragement to those who are battling it now.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation Blog
An organization committed to defeating childhood cancer. This is a dynamic and useful blog about cancer families, survivors, research, advocacy, and news. They offer broad exposure to a wide variety of cancer information but include a strong, comprehensive focus on leukemia.