For those of you who have followed Brittni's story and have sent so much love her way since she was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2016, we wanted to be the first to tell you her latest accomplishment.

For those of you who haven't heard about my daughter's story, quick catchup. She had been hired by Disney in Florida when she started having odd bruising over her entire body. She was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (APL) High Risk (as her Dad, that is still very very hard for me to type as it was an enormously painful time in our lives). That type of cancer can take a person in a matter of weeks. By the time she was diagnosed, time was running out. Meanwhile, back home, the love was strong and that love traveled around the world.

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Due to the many amazing professionals at Moffitt Cancer Center and the thousands of prayers that came in from all over the world, Brittni's light continues to shine. She will hit the 5-year mark of being in remission in the middle of 2021.

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While in the hospital, she witnessed the work of some exceptional doctors and nurses which lead her back to UL for her second degree, this time in nursing.

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Last year, Brittni took her first job after graduation at Lafayette General in Lafayette. She really enjoyed working at Lafayette General but decided to relocate to San Antonio, Texas. A few days after this past Christmas, I hugged her and sent her on her way to start her new job on the oncology floor at a major hospital in downtown San Antonio.

Britt was determined to work with cancer patients. Her first day was today, January 4, 2021.

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So many of you have prayed for Brittni, many of you tell me you still include her in your daily prayers to this day. With that in mind, we wanted you to be the first to know. We've not shared this publicly until today pending everything that needed to happen to make it official.

I can't even begin to explain to you how Brittni's life has become a book in the making. And the great thing about it, she doesn't even know it. She simply knows what she wants out of her life and she doesn't stop for one minute to reflect on the past. She is always focused and driven on the future and what's next.

Sometimes, I think I document these events hoping one day she reads them. So that one day she looks back on everything and realizes how incredible her story is.

To all of you who continue to care about my family, I thank you. Blake and Brittni thank you as well. We love you Acadiana.

I know Brittni will be able to offer her patients on first-floor oncology a little something extra. I am so proud of her.

-cj