At the age of 30, Angelena, a wife and a mother of two beautiful girls, enjoyed her work as an RN at the Royal University hospital in Saskatoon. In early 2018, she found out that she was pregnant again. At the end of March 2018, she had some routine bloodwork done that showed abnormal results. She was hospitalized that same day was later diagnosed with AML. With the baby only 14 weeks old when she started chemotherapy treatment, there were many worries and fears. After 3 cycles together, and at 32 weeks, Angelena was induced and a healthy baby girl was born; after which she continued with her treatments. Thankfully, she had a great family and friends to support her and her family on her road to recovery.
In Angelena’s Words
Having to deal with an illness is stressful to the mind, body, and soul. The Pink Wig foundation has given us relief and reduced not only our financial stresses, but it came at a time when I needed a little reassurance that recovery takes time and that I was exactly where I needed to be in my recovery. Thank you Pink Wig for the light and hope that you bring.
City/Town of Residence: Saskatoon
Diagnosis: Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
Age at Diagnosis: 30