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Snow fights cancer

Jason Werling • Updated Yesterday at 10:29 AM

About a month ago, Heather Snow bit her tongue. For someone who rarely holds back as a comedian and writer, this was not of the speaking variety. She really bit her tongue. 

The next day her tongue was swollen to the point where she couldn’t talk. Her visit to a Denver emergency room and several tests answered the question of the overly swollen tongue and why Snow was lacking energy for several months.

Heather was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Luekemia (AML), a treatable form of blood cancer.

Heather, a 1998 Perkins High School graduate, was active in various clubs, marching band as Pirette’s captain and competed on the swimming and track teams. After graduating from Penn State University she landed in Colorado where she is a stand-up comedian, writer and tech professional.

Her parents relocated to Colorado to help their daughter. Crystal Allen, Heather’s friend and photographer, scheduled a hospital room photo shoot to document the six feet tall woman’s new look.

Her sense of humor has helped her fight the disease and her writing has helped anyone who reads her blogs better understand the disease and everything involved with fighting it.

Snow and her friends (when she is too sick) have written updates every step of the way. Heather finds out she has cancer: Blog. Heather plans on a mohawk before her hair falls out: Blog. Skin rash from the chemotherapy:  Blog. Heather finds out her brother is a match for a transplant: Blog.

Many people still need matches, go to bethematch.org to see if you can help.

“It's mind blowing to me how little people know about how big of a difference they can make by getting on the donor list.” said Snow”

Read her blog at sixfeetofsnow.com and more updates at https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/m95b/six-feet-of-leukemia-heather-snow-family-fund. Heather’s friends have set up an account to help with expenses. Any excess funds will be donated to Leukemia/Lymphoma research.

The Perkins High School Class of 1998 will be selling T-shirts at the Perkins football game this Friday night against Tiffin Columbian to raise money for Heather. Donations are accepted as well. The class will be set up just inside the entrance to the main gate. Afterwards they will have shirts at Cloud 9 Bridal while supplies last.

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