C. J. Russell

Claire's Cousin and Reese's Uncle

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Shortly before her fourth birthday, my niece Reese was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL). Throughout the following nine years of chemo, transfusions, remissions, relapses and two bone marrow transplants she showed how brave, resilient and amazing a child can be. At the age of thirteen we lost Reese but from her life and from that loss we have learned something very important, to...

Choose Joy!

The idea of choosing joy has been an important lesson for our family and has become a consistent message from the Reese Power team as we have raised money for LLS over the years.

So when my cousin Claire asked if I was willing to help her raise $25,000 for LLS through the Student of the Year 2021 Campaign, there wasn't even a moment of hesitation. Few things could bring me more Joy than helping a young woman that I have known all her life achieve such an awesome goal. I am very proud of her efforts in coordinating our team and I can't wait to see the results.