The Michelle Marie Lunn Hope Foundation was established in 2009, as a tribute to the memory of Michelle Lunn who at the young age of 22 died from acute lymphoblastic leukemia just 38 days from her diagnosis.
Michelle was an amazing young woman who in her own natural manner made positive impacts on the lives of so many. She had an incredible gift of making everyone around her feel special.
Born on November 9, 1984 in Flint, Michigan, she was the beloved daughter of Michael and Suzanne Lunn. Michelle was a 2003 graduate of Forest Hills Central High School. After graduation, she followed her dream of attending college and attended Aquinas College her freshman year. Then in her second year moved to Ferris State University in Big Rapids for the next three years to study for a career in business.
In the summer of 2007 Michelle had been working hard at two internships when she turned ill. She was admitted to Lacks Cancer Center on June 14, 2007 and was told she had Leukemia (ALL). Michelle fought hard and took every blood test, procedure, biopsy, and chemotherapy as a real trooper. She was then admitted to St. Mary’s ICU for approximately 14 days once complications set in. Just 38 days from when she was admitted into the hospital…a precious life was lost. Michelle never returned home as she had wished….she never got the opportunity to finish college, never married or had children, and never said “Good-bye” to her friends and family.
Incessantly strong willed and compassionate, Michelle was determined to educate and help anyone who might have to battle cancer, especially children. Our goal is raise funds so we may help in the fight of Blood Cancers as Michelle would have wished. Our fund-raising efforts will benefit patients and families suffering from blood cancers whether through research or educational scholarships.