Christopher was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in November, 2014, at the age of 29. He achieved remission in January, 2015 and had a bone marrow transplant in May, 2015. Unfortunately Christopher has relapsed and he is now going to be participating in a clinical trial starting this month at MD Anderson in Texas. The hope is the clinical trial will put him into remission so he can move towards a second bone marrow transplant. Christopher and his wife, Jamie, have temporarily relocated to Houston, leaving their 6 year old son, Max to finish out his kindergarten year in Illinois. Cost of housing in Texas and living expenses, while still maintaining a household back in Illinois, have caused a true financial burden. Christopher has not been able to work since his diagnosis in 2014 and Jamie is taking a leave of absence from her job as a nurse. Christopher is an avid Blackhawks fan and is looking forward to watching the Hawks in the playoffs and hopefully winning the Stanley Cup. Please consider a shirt purchase or donation to his online fundraiser.
Billy O'Keefe splits his professional life between writing code, writing words, drawing pictures, making art and any other hobby he can find a way to turn into a living. He recently wrote and illustrated his first book, "These are My Friends on Politics," which is in bookstores now. He gets easily distracted by hockey, baseball, basketball and every dog he sees, including the one he's looking at right now while writing this.