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Holiday Cheer Without the Fear for CLL / SLL Patients

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Holiday Cheer Without the Fear for CLL / SLL Patients

The special closeness of the holidays can be a source of immense joy and comfort. But it can also be a time of significant risk during a pandemic for chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma patients, especially with the rising prevalence of COVID-19 in many states as winter approaches.

I thank Dr. Ed Ratner, who leads two of our CLL Society’s Support Groups, for writing a thoughtful letter to help explain our continued vulnerability to family and friends and ask for their understanding if we say no to invitations or insist on mask-wearing and/or social distancing when gathering.

Please feel free to use this letter and personalize it to fit your unique needs. Click here to read and download: HOLIDAY LETTER TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Stay strong. We are all in this together.

Brian Koffman, MDCM (retired), MS Ed
Co-Founder, Executive VP, and Chief Medical Officer
CLL Society, Inc.

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