About the Book
Logan was only nine when he was diagnosed with leukemia. The effects of his battle and untimely passing have caused shear grief to ripple through the Marre’s emotions each day. Sixteen years after Logan succumbed to the disease, his mother—Kelly Marre—was delivered the same diagnosis.
In this inspiring memoir, Kelly courageously welcomes readers into the dark seasons of grief and pain she experienced as a mother. Killing Leuk: The Courageous Journey of Faith of a Mother and Son Who Both Battled Leukemia is one woman’s battle to move forward and continue living when so much of her life has been taken from her. Through the loss of her son, her own diagnosis, chemotherapy, and a stem cell transplant, she continues to take steps forward. Kelly fights with everything she has to finally kill “Leuk,” a shortened form of the name of her ruthless disease.
Killing Leuk reopens wounds not quite healed in order to help others who may be experiencing the same sorrow. Survival through the anguish of illness and loss may seem impossible, but Kelly Marre compassionately shares her own story to provide you with a light of hope amid darkness.
About the Author
Marre holds both an associate and bachelor degree in human services and is currently working on her master’s of social work degree. She has received numerous volunteer awards for her community service. Marre most recently worked as a probation officer for the state of Alaska. Prior to being a PO, she worked as an advocate and crisis intervention coordinator for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Marre is originally from Salem, Indiana and currently lives in Wasilla, Alaska. She enjoys spending time with her husband at their cabin in Kasilof and hanging out with her three granddaughters.
Guest Post with the Author
My name is Kelly Marre. I am a former probation officer, and mother of three. My oldest son, Logan, passed away from complications following a bone marrow transplant in 1998. In 2014, I was diagnosed with leukemia and also had to have a transplant. I have not been well enough to work since my transplant, so I decided to write a story about the experiences my son and I had. I am currently enrolled in an online program for my master’s in social work. I love using my experiences to help others.
My book can be found at Amazon under the title of “Killing Leuk”. The book is $14.95 and $1 from each book is divided amongst four charities- Make-A-Wish, Ronald McDonald House, Be the Match, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Comment on this post for your chance to be entered to win a signed print copy of Killing Leuk. Giveaway open to US only and will end 6/21/18 at 11:59pm MT.
6/14/2018 12:08:01 pm
Thanks for checking out my book today. I continue to find passion in using my experiences to help other people who are going through similar battles.
6/14/2018 02:02:25 pm
A must read book!
6/20/2018 09:58:38 pm
Cheryl, thank you. I continue to pray many blessings of healing for you.
6/14/2018 08:20:46 pm
I would love to have a signed copy of this book from this inspiring author. I just met her online and she has such a story to tell. She still has many struggles but I can tell she is a true warrior and she holds on to God to help her fight these battles. She is an inspiring young lady and I would love to read her book.
6/20/2018 09:54:45 pm
Thank you, Sammye. I sent the book you ordered off on Wednesday. I hope you love it.
6/15/2018 12:12:44 am
Wow...this is probably a heart-breaking story!
6/20/2018 09:57:27 pm
It’s really a story of perseverance, hope, and faith. It’s the story of how I survived the worst thing- losing a child and still kept my faith and trust that everything was going to be okay. It’s a story of incredible love and support from my family and community. It’s a story written to honor my son who fought so hard and how he inspires me to fight just as hard. I hope everyone who reads it is blessed and filled with hope.
6/15/2018 06:07:53 am
What an amazing story and one I'd love the opportunity to read.
6/20/2018 11:12:32 pm
My precious and humble servant leader of a friend!!! Keep fighting the good fight Kelly, I'm definitely going to read this!!
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