My Moon Shot
Marion Meyer, a retired biochemist, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in 2001. She says her oncologist, Michael Keating, M.D., professor of Leukemia and co-leader of MD Anderson’s CLL Moon Shot, has never allowed her to lose hope.
I say "hooray" that CLL has been chosen as a moon shot. When you’re diagnosed, to know there’s so much hope for people to experience a good quality of life during treatment, and even a cure down the road, what a wonderful thing to celebrate. I’m happy I could experience life how it was supposed to be. Cancer is out of the way! I take one pill a day and my disease is controlled. I golf, I paint, I travel to Europe with my grandchildren. I’m not limited in any capacity of life. That’s why I’m so grateful to Dr. Keating and MD Anderson.