Forrest Gump Knew Best

When Forrest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get, ” he was dead on. I began this blog with the intention of creating something lighthearted and useful. However, today I don’t feel like posting about how to create a healthier version of fried chicken. Instead, life threw my family a curve ball, so I’d rather write about that.

DSC_0070My dad was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in December of 2008. In fact, it was that diagnosis that brought me back to Houston from California. Thankfully, he responded immediately to his course of treatment and went into remission after his first round of chemo. He continued to receive chemo for another 2+ years. He finished his final round of chemo almost two years ago. He’s been feeling great and getting stronger every day. All of that changed this morning, when his doctor told us that his leukemia has returned. This is a very unwelcome visitor indeed! His prognosis looks good, but you never know.

My interest in healthy eating stems from his initial diagnosis. I will post updates about my dad’s health, in addition to writing about nutrition and how healthy eating can aid in disease prevention/recovery.


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