WhenÂ 31-year-old Thea Wilson woke up one morning to find herself completely covered in bruises, she was left in complete shock. The English woman had spent the previousÂ night out with friends, but there was no reason for the bruises, as she says she didn’t have a single drink that night, and had not stumbled or bumped into anything.
When the tests came back, it revealed that Wilson was plagued with a rare form of leukemia, affecting only 100 people in the world.
â€œAll of a sudden they told me I had aggressive leukemia, I was a medical emergency, and my hair was going to fall out,” she said.Â â€œWhen they sat me down and told me I was seriously ill, I didnâ€™t know what to do.”
Wilson was immediately put on an aggressive chemotherapy regimen to cure the cancer, learning that the bruises were caused by her blood’s inability to clot properly.
After six months of treatment, Wilson’s cancer is now in remission.
In retrospect, Wilson realizes that the bruises were a blessing, as any injury to her with her blood’s inability to clot, could have quickly killed her.
â€œI was so very lucky. If I had fallen running or been kicked by my horse, I could have died.â€
Wilson is now fundraising for the Shropshire Blood Fund Trust, and is determined to go back to her normal life.
â€œThe leukemia could relapse but that wonâ€™t stop me living my life,â€ Wilson said. â€œThe blood unit saved my life so I wanted to give something back by raising money for them.â€
H/T [Daily Mail]