MPW.68 / 2016 Lisa Lorraine: The New Me by Gabe Wolf
Photographer
Gabe Wolf Kempner, Texas
Team Eppridge

Story Summary

Florist Lisa Lorraine received a stem cell transplant from her brother Jeff five years ago in order to battle her Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. During her battle, she contracted Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD) which led to Scleroderma, a chronic hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues. Lisa is cancer free, but continues to receive a photopheresis treatment once a week for her GVHD and Scleroderma by traveling to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. The treatment allows her to continue doing what she loves, which is being a florist, loving her community and loving God.