Patients Stories



My name is Quervin, I am 22-years young. I was enjoying and making the most of what I enjoyed in my life; family and friends, outdoor activities, watching and rooting for the 49ers, working hard and ...
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Lawrence was born in the Philippines and migrated to the US when he was 5 years old. Always a conscientious brother, friend and student. He attended Montclair State University, New Jersey, in which he ...
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Hello, World! I am Yahya. I am a happy, curious, bouncy and jolly baby boy. I just turned one on June 23rd. Unfortunately, a month before my birthday I was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called ...
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Tung Thai

Back in 2003, Tung, 58 years old, had an accident at work and broke his neck. As soon as he was able, he went right back to work. Despite the residual aches and pains from the accident, he continued ...
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Trish is a 12-year-old girl, full of aspirations and dreams. She hopes to one day go to college to give back to her community. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, ...
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Duc Minh Mai 3


Duc loves school and wants to do really well in his studies. But Duc has Thalassemia and misses school 4 to 5 days a month. To keep up with everyone else in school, he studies and works extra hard. ...
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Kaylee is a 16-year-old Strong, Beautiful, and very giving girl. Her story began in the summer of 2012 when she was first diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). Kaylee went into remission in ...
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I am Jude. I am in the fourth grade. I love to play Minecraft and Madden 15. I am a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. I am currently in a basketball league, and I’m still trying to convince my parents to let ...
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Shifu, 46 years old, is a husband and father of two boys. He was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and had undergone chemotherapy treatment. Unfortunately, the a rare ...
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Sophia really likes to roller skate and participate in P.E. at school. However, most of the time her energy level is very low and she struggles to keep up with her classmate because she is smaller ...
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Allayah 1


  Hi! My name is Allayah and I am 9 years old. I was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia in March of 2014. My immune system has attacked my bone marrow and I no longer can produce enough ...
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My name is Loan, I have been working as a Social Worker since 1996, helping low-income families locate community resources for basic needs such as rent, utilities, and medical needs. I have Acute ...
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  Snigdha lives in India. She just graduated college with a degree in Computer Science Engineering. The start of her professional career was put to a sudden halt when Snigdha was diagnosed ...
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Mae Rainey


Mae is a beautiful 9 year old Chinese girl who was adopted in 2010 from Guangxi Province orphanage. Her adoptive parents, Bryan and Robin, and their two adult sons fell in love at first sight with ...
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Christina loves hip-hop and hula dance.  She is a "band" and "cheer" mom, her son is in the school band and her daughter is a cheerleader. The only thing holding her back from her enjoyment of dance ...
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Tracy is a wife, mother, blogger and a sparkling ER doctor. She loves to read, hike, knit and explore. She is 43 years old and of mixed race, Caucasian and Filipino. She was diagnosed with multiple ...
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My son, Knowah, a 7-month old angel, is a sweet blessing given to me and my husband this year. Ever since Knowah was born, we have been in and out of the hospital. At first, not even the doctors and ...
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Tom (TomStrongWong) has been an artist, an entrepreneur and a corporate guy. Tom is a devoted father, and husband, a concerned citizen, a wannabe athlete and still … a corporate guy. Outside of his ...
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Eliana Orona


Eliana is a mom of 2 little girls and a loving wife. She is just 28 years old and was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Eliana is Latino/Mexican and needs a marrow donor to ...
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Rifa loves art projects & watching her favorite cartoons just as any other 5 year-old. Rifa is diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), a common type of children’s cancer.The results came ...
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CJ, 31, was diagnosed with malignant bone marrow aplasia a few days before Christmas of 2011. Former ICU nurse of 8 years took care of critically ill patients. And now the tables have turned, she now ...
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