In August 2006, Michelle was diagnosed with malignant melanoma. Recurrences in 2009, 2010, and finally Stage 4 in 2010 meant intensive in and out treatment.
In the Fall of 2010, Michelle travelled to Bethesda, MD to the National Institute of Health for a TIL trial. She was pronounced cancer free in April 2011.
Unfortunately, in November 2014 she was diagnosed with leukemia and underwent treatment at Thomas Jefferon University Hospital in Philadelphia. It was further discovered that she had Myeloid Dysplasia Syndrome.
In February 2015, Michelle underwent a bone marrow transplant and is working hard to recover fully from all the treatment she has had to endure.
Michelle is a beloved kindergarten teacher who has touched so many lives through her teaching. She has taught in schools in Texas and New Jersey. Currently, she is the kindergarten teacher at Haddonfield Central School.
Michelle is an advid Philadelphia sports fan who loves the Phillies and Flyers. She has a love of the beach and sea life. Michelle grew up in North Wildwood, NJ and still resides in New Jersey with her husband and their dog, Rocco.
- Sherri Finlay
- Family of Natasha Dombrowski
Organizer and beneficiary
Adrienne Daukaus Cutter