In September 2021, three-time USA Diving Junior National Champion Emily Grund found out she was diagnosed with leukemia. In her Instagram post on September 12, she said, “Confident in my path and my team, no matter what it takes, I’m going to kick Leukemia’s ass.” And today she was able to share this amazing news: “Remission!”
Grund thanked everyone (including all of her friends, teammates, and her parents) for their support, visits, gifts, and kind words. She said, “They put their lives on hold for weeks just to make sure I wasn’t alone.” She also thanked her amazing set of doctors, nurses, PAs, NPs, and NAs. “You all made my stay at the hospital as comfortable as possible and kept me in a positive mindset.”
Make sure you click on the second slide. The tears will just stream down your face as you watch the emotional video of Grund leaving the hospital, and witness the love beaming from the more than 20 hospital staff cheering with pom-poms in hand. The hug at the end was the best part!
Grund told POPSUGAR. “I had been in the hospital for a little over a month so it was very much the end of a long, hard journey.” Keep clicking through to the last slide, which shows her reaction to the happy news.
Grund shared in her Instagram post, “I still have a long road ahead, but I am ready to face any and all troubles with tenacity. And as always I’m going to kick leukemia’s ass.” We so happy for this positive news and we’re cheering for you, too!