Robert is a happy, healthy young man who enjoys spending time with friends. Looking at him now, it is hard to believe that on October 2, 2008, he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a cancer of the myeloid blood cells that is characterized by rapid growth of abnormal white blood cells that settle into the bone marrow and prevent the growth of normal blood cells. From the moment Robert heard the diagnosis and learned that he would spend six months at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, he faced his predicament with a positive attitude, mental toughness and faith in God. Through the work of skilled doctors, the compassionate care of nurses, and the support of friends and family, Robert’s luekemia is now in remission. Robert recently graduated high school, where he was captain of the cross country team and senior class president. He plans to attend Miami University in the fall, where he will study premed and philosophy.