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Uploaded on Oct 14, 2010
At the age of 12, Christie Blackwood was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. Her health journey included months in the hospital including chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. During this time, the Blackwoods were told about CaringBridge by a child life specialist. Christie used CaringBridge to communicate with her friends and family throughout her journey. Her experience is detailed in the best-selling book, The Girls From Ames. For more personal stories, visit http://www.caringbridge.org/stories