Lindsey walks in memory of her sister Lauren

Lauren's laughter

Lauren of Lauren’s Laughter

Lindsley tells us why she is joining us again this year.  “Melinda Holm & Associates and I are walking for my sister Lauren Wollenberg. We have walked in the past under the Team Name – Lauren’s Laughter.

On April 1, 2007 Lauren was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia at the University Of Chicago Hospital. She was unable to keep her disease under control with oral chemotherapy drugs (Tyrosine-Kinase Inhibitors). Lauren was told she needed a bone marrow transplant in 2010 and again in 2015. Lauren was extremely blessed to have her sister, Amy, 100% HLA- identical match.  After Lauren’t last transplant, she experienced numerous set backs because of graft vs host disease.  On November 14th,2015 our beloved Lauren lost her long difficult battle due to complications from graft vs host disease.”