Local teen brings Leukemia & Lymphoma Society event to Vail

Local teen brings Leukemia & Lymphoma Society event to Vail
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By John LaConte

VAIL — Last year local student Melissa McCalley started becoming more familiar with the hospital than an 12-year-old kid should be. In November her mom, Marci McCalley, was diagnosed with leukemia and started receiving treatment.As a young child, Melissa had a few friends afflicted with the disease. She remembers participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk in Washington, D.C., in support of those friends. When Melissa’s mom explained to her that she now has the same disease, Melissa started thinking about those walks. They were in the hospital at the time and looked at the Leukemia …

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