This is Lauren Krelshem
A Wednesday’s Woman I welcome.
While watching a State Theatre production
An idea began it’s induction
The Glass Menagerie was on stage
The moment acting became her wage.
Just as Lauren was finishing her acting course
Her battle with cancer hit again with tremendous force
The Leukemia, at seven had begun,
Then at 13 and again at twenty one.
Her prognosis looked grim
So friends and family pitched in
20,000 lucky paper cranes were made
For this girl, from Adelaide.
The doctors needed more than Chemotherapy
The cutting edge CAR T-Cell therapy,
Never tried on anyone in Australia
Lauren was the treatments trail blazer.
A year later she is in the clear
Holding her life dear
Now nothing will detract her
From being an actor.
In June, Lauren will travel across the land
As Melbourne will have more opportunities at hand
I have the feeling
Melbourne will find her appealing!