|This page is in memory of my sister, Lee-Ann Westerman, who was battling Leukemia (AML).|
Who She Was/Background Info:
from being a great and loving sister, daughter and wife, Lee-Ann Westerman was a
35 year old loving mom to a blended family of five children ages 18, 14, 12, 6
and 3. Lee-Ann was married to Tim Westerman.
On October 19,2009 our family received devastating news that Lee-Ann was diagnosed with Acute myeloid leukemia (also known as acute myelogenous leukemia) (If this wasn't hard enough to deal with, at the same time of receiving this shocking news, her husband Tim was laid off from his job). After hearing of this devastating news, family and friends joined BE THE MATCH (National Marrow Donor program). Normally siblings have the highest chance of being a match - in this case, I wasn't and I was completely devastated. Luckily, with the love and support of her family and friends, and an incredible inner strength, Lee-Ann had been battling this terrible disease.