The Big Giving Fund


Lana is a 19 yr old resident of Pelham, Alabama. She is an honors graduate (culinary arts) of Pelham High School (2019) and is a freshman at Troy University majoring in Psychology. Her hobbies include baking and watching food network.  She has 2 older siblings. Dillon, a senior at UAB, who coaches wrestling at Pelham High school and almost always has Lana there to cheer him on. Lindsey is a sophomore at UAB, also majoring in Psychology.  Lana has 2 sweet puppies who she misses daily- Molly and Lola.  Lana is super close to her mom, Danielle, who hasn’t left her side. Lana also had a very close relationship with her father who passed away unexpectedly last year. Lana was diagnosed with Leukemia with FLT73/ITD/Fan mutations on Friday Feb 7, 2020, at Children’s Hospital of Alabama. The treatment plan is a 6 month in-house treatment at Children’s where she will receive daily treatment for the leukemia followed by targeted treatment for the mutations. Lana has a long road ahead of her due to her diagnosis but she is strong and ready for the fight.