Michele Tschirhart

Patient Leader

Hi, I am Michele Tschirhart and have been fighting chronic myelogenous leukemia since 2011. Since this is a chronic form of blood cancer, I have had many years to advocate for myself and others with CML. I currently reside in Boise, Idaho. Not knowing what my future would hold when I was first diagnosed, I began to research my new disease vowing to learn everything that I could about CML. I began a blog to share my knowledge with friends and family, and to keep them updated on my progress. This blog has become so much more, and for this I am grateful. While CML has slowed me down, it has not stopped me! I continue to live my best life. Spending time with my kids and grandkids is always high on my priority list, as is travelling with my husband. Prior to diagnosis, my husband and I were competitive dancer's, and while competing is no longer an option for me, we still enjoy social dancing. My passion for patient advocacy has grown, and much of my time is spent helping others, living with chronic illnesses and CML. Through advocacy, I have learned to embrace the speed bump that turned my life upside down, I cherish every moment of every day, and am grateful for all of the opportunities that I have received since hearing those devastating words; "I am sorry, but you have Leukemia." Life is not easy, and it is not always "fun", but it is ALWAYS worth it!! You can find me here: FaceBook:[ CML: A Place for Hope and Humor](https://www.facebook.com/groups/1231868863613342/) Instagram:[ https://www.instagram.com/cmlmichele](https://www.instagram.com/cmlmichele) Email: CMLMichele59@gmail.com

Location

Boise, ID

Nominations

Advocating for Another Best in Show: Blog

Past Awards Participation

2018 WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog Patient Leader Hero Healthcare Collaborator: Patient Best in Show: Instagram
Michele  Tschirhart

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