BY Roxie Deese

AML: those three letters forever changed my life, but I don't let them define me. I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in August 2012. I allowed myself 24-hours of tears, but I planned for battle after that.

In April 2013, after six rounds of chemotherapy, my oncologist, Naveen Pemmaraju, M.D., told me two things I will never forget: 1) my body showed no evidence of disease, and 2) my faith and attitude were 90% of...