Former Baymonte student, Emilie Erickson, has accepted the nomination to be a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Students of the Year fundraising campaign. This group of elite students is selected to raise funds to vie for the title of “Student of the Year”. This campaign runs from January 5 through February 24, 2018 and is composed of students from the Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay areas.
A message from Emilie:
As you know, I was diagnosed with leukemia at the young age of 10 forcing me to abandon my childhood for rigorous treatment including high doses of chemotherapy and radiation. After a week of intrathecal chemotherapy, I lost the use of my legs due to the intensity of my treatment. I continued my treatment as a paraplegic for a year until I went into remission. Unfortunately, after a short time being in remission, the leukemia returned. Since the cancer came back a second time even stronger I needed a bone marrow transplant. My little brother Nicolas selflessly donated his bone marrow to save my life on Valentine’s Day 2012, and I have been cancer free ever since!!!
Although I am healthy now there are many that are not as fortunate as me. I have seen the devastation that comes along with leukemia and other blood cancers and I have made it a goal of mine to raise as much money as I can in hopes to someday find a cure for this debilitating disease.
My goal is to raise $30,000 by February 24, 2018. To date, I have raised $5,870.
For more information on this campaign and my efforts please visit,
2018 Student of the Year Candidate