the army

These prayer warriors and soldiers have fought for us and beside us while our family has been in the trenches. They have lifted our spirits and gave us hope when we were too tired to fight. They have prayed, called, text, emailed, and sat with us in the dark. They have fed our tummies and souls. They have made this fight worth fighting and each has given us enough light for the next step. We hope and pray this army will continue to grow and share light and hope amongst so many others who are fighting battles of all sizes.We believe that people are the key to surviving the toughest battles. Listed below is our ever growing army. #1 in our army is Mike's doctor, Dr. Vamsi Kota. He has led our family through the trenches with nothing but HOPE and LOVE. The army...Family, friends, our children, other's battling Leukemia and other cancers, caregivers, those who have lost loved ones, strangers, doctors, nurses, and on and on. We would not be where we are today if not for every single act of love poured on us through out this journey. We want to honor those who have cared for us and pay it forward to those who fight battles to come. 
   A small glimpse ,of the many pictures of hope, our army sent to us to remind us we are not  alone. Please send us more pictures, we would love to share more.                        
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Stories

The Army

No One FIghts Alone

Official list of soldiers who are currently fighting their own battle, caring for someone who is fighting, praying for someone, honoring someone.....

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 Your number should match the number given to you on your t-shirt. Please let us know , if those do not match. If you would like us to add pictures or info to your BIO or want to connect with someone you found in the army. Please contact us, we would love to help with any questions! We hope you enjoy learning about our soldiers!

Heather Rees

Georgia

Who/What do you fight for? Mike and my late Husband Phil and a cure for ALL blood cancers

What makes you feel loved? Caring people and caring gestures. 

What is your favorite candy? Chocolate Fudge (more of a dessert) so maybe snowcaps

Nancy Long

Metarie, LA (originally Reserve, LA)

Who/What do you fight for? My brother Mike and a cure!

What makes you feel loved? Making memories with my family and friends! Especially summer beach trips with my family :)

What is your favorite candy? Gummy Bears

Timmy Thames

Lutcher, LA

Who/What do you fight for? Mike Thames

What makes you feel loved? My family.

What is your favorite candy? Peanut M&Ms

Laura Thames

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Who/What do you fight for? Mike Thames and Kenlie Jackson

What is your favorite candy? Swedish Fish

Isra Thames

Baton Rouge, LA

Who/What do you fight for? Fighting for Mike Thames

What makes you feel loved? Umm....

What is your favorite candy? Skittles!

Brian Long

Lutcher, LA

Who/What do you fight for? Mike 

What makes you feel loved? My family.

What is your favorite candy? Swedish Fish

Lauren Nichols

Originally : Houston , TX - Now: Atlanta Ga

Who/What do you fight for? Friends, Family, Life

What makes you feel loved? God , Community, Prayers, Yoga, food, hugs, coffee, wine, and nature

What is your favorite candy? sour patch kids

Barrett Nichols

Atlanta, Ga

Who/What do you fight for? My wife Lauren , and the rest of my family

What makes you feel loved? loved ones checking in on me during treatment

What is your favorite candy? snickers

006 Emily Spencer

Flowery Branch, Georgia

Who/What do you fight for? Fighting against AML

What makes you feel loved? Hugs from my kids, sweet words of encouragement

What is your favorite candy? Snickers 

008 John Spencer

Flower Branch, Ga

Who/What do you fight for? Fights for Emily Spencer

What makes you feel loved? Coffee

What is your favorite candy? Twix 

Ellie Long

Metarie, Louisiana

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Andrea Adams

Flowery Branch, Georgia

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63 Lille Collin

64 Ben Hnery

65 Collins Doster

66 Claire Snow

67 Smith Wright

68 Shep Wright

69 Sadie Reinecke

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Georgia

72 Jack Serafin

Georgia

73 Gabby Mack

Atlanta, Ga

74 Lillie Tucker

75 Reem El Rassi

76 Booker Manns

Atlanta , Ga

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77 Aubrey Guidry

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80 Taylor Mcfarlin

Toccoa, Ga

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81 Micah Mcfarlin

Toccoa , GA

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82 Sara Mullinax

Canton, Georgia

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83 Bradley Hendricks

, Georgia

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84 Charlie Reinecke

Georgia

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85 Rauls Gelber

, Georgia

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, Georgia

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, Georgia

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, Georgia

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, Georgia

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, Georgia

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, Georgia

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, Georgia

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, Georgia

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, Georgia

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, Georgia

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001 Dr. Vamsi Kota

002 Dr. Martha Arrellano

003 Mike Thames

Reserve, LA

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004 Steve Pederson

Atlanta, GA

032 Dana Pederson

Cleveland, OH by way of Melbourne Beach, FL

Who/What do you fight for? My husband Steve Pederson who is a Leukemia survivor. I also fight for all of the other Winship patients that are currently undergoing treatment. I am part of their army also because NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE. Lastly, I fight for a cure for this horrible disease. 

What makes you feel loved? My family, my husband, my friends and my dog all make me feel loved and make my life whole. 

What is your favorite candy? Jelly Bellies

Michelle Thames

Reserve, LA

Who/What do you fight for? I fight for my beautiful family. They keep me going. 

What makes you feel loved? Al the hugs and kisses I get from my grand angel's

What is your favorite candy? Peanut M&Ms

009 Leah Hill

Kentucky

Who/What do you fight for? I fight in honor of Mike, in memory of Penny Maynard, and for hope for others. 

What makes you feel loved? When someone invests their time in me. 

What is your favorite candy? Kit Kats

015 Lindsey Thames

Atlanta, Ga

Who/What do you fight for?  I fight for Mike ( my husband), our children, our family, friends. and all of the                                                           brave fighters we have met along the way. I fight for a cure. For Hope.

What makes you feel loved? Hugs, friends, family,God, coffee, wine, phone calls, sunrises and sunshine

What is your favorite candy? Candy corn ( and pumpkins)