David Underwood's daughter, Milissa Yeagley, seeks donations 9.10

Written by David Green.

Friends of David Underwood are invited to help in a fund-raising project for the national Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The Morenci native lives in Sylvania, Ohio, and is undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia—a disease that he was diagnosed with several years ago.

His daughter, Milissa Yeagley, seeks pledges for a fund-raiser to boost leukemia research and patient assistance.

“Because my father lives in Sylvania and I live in Florida, it is very difficult to assist him during this difficult time in his life,” Milissa wrote on a fund-raising web page. “For this reason I am participating in Team in Training (TNT).”

TNT participates in the Disney Marathon and Half-Marathon, described as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s signature fund-raising event. Each member of the team participates in honor of a leukemia patient.

“This is a small way for me to ‘be there’ for my father and let him know that I love him with all my heart and that he will always be one of my heroes,” Milissa wrote.

In order to participate with TNT, runners must collect $2,400 of donations by Oct. 25.

“I have never been a runner, however, I have always been athletic and ran to stay in show for the sports I played,” said the mother of two daughters. “I will run a half-marathon. TNT provides trainers and mentors in my area. We are a team because we all training together and motivating each other and we’re raising money for the same cause.”

“I’ve always been very close to my father and it is difficult being so far away and not able to be there physically to assist him,” she said.

If Milissa falls short of her fund-raising goal, she will have to leave the TNT team, although donations will still go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Donations can be made by visiting the TNT web page at http://pages.teamintraining.org/pb/wdw09/myeagley. Donations can also be mailed to Milissa Yeagley, 2633 12th Square SW, Vero Beach, FL 32968.

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