I’m having trouble finding the words to express my gratitude for the outpouring of support I’ve received over the past couple of days. You can never be prepared for something of this magnitude and your kind gestures and comforting words have done more for my spirit than you could ever imagine. I’ve always known that I have incredible friends but this unfortunate circumstance has made me realize how truly lucky and blessed I am to have such amazing people in my life.
I’m blown away by your love and generosity. The flowers, cards, and calls have helped to ease the difficulty of this time. I am currently in my first round of chemotherapy and have been advised to follow a neutropenic diet and lifestyle due to a low white blood cell count and weak immune system. This means that, unfortunately, I am no longer able to have the beautiful flowers that have brought so much cheer to my hospital room. I have to take every precaution to protect myself from infection. I expect to be here for another 10-12 days before being transferred to UCLA for further diagnosis and prognosis regarding a bone marrow transplant. Your kind gestures and donations are an inspiration to live my life to the fullest, because I have a lot more memories to create with you all. I'll continue to do my best to keep everyone updated. From the bottom of my heart, love, love sooooo much love.