Patients Stories



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 was born with Hemoglobin E-Beta Thalassemia disease. She requires monthly blood transfusions and takes daily medication to make sure her immune system functions properly. Sophia wishes she can ...
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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 low


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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"Swab And Save Someone". We’re called SASS because we ‘Talk Back’ to cancer. We don’t give up the search for matches. We’re energetic, motivated, and a little bit bold when it comes to fighting the ...
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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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Maryam, 24, has been suffering from Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria, a rare blood disorder and aplastic anemia. She was diagnosed in January 2013. Currently living in the UK, Maryam is South ...
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Esmund was diagnosed at birth (September 2012) with Thalassemia. Thalassemia is a blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells ...
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Monica, 27, has aplastic anemia. Her diagnosis can be cured with a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, her brother Neil was not a match and she must find an unrelated donor. Monica is South Asian. ...
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Dr. Rani

Dr. Rani spent many years caring for her patients as an internist and gastroenterologist. She is a founding member of the India Literacy Project and volunteers with Hand In Hand USA. After all these ...
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Liz (53) was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in September 2012 and is currently in remission but still searching for her life-saving bone marrow or stem cell donor. Liz enjoys an ...
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Paulina (43) was a long time Bay Area resident. Shortly after she was diagnosed with leukemia, she relocated to Taiwan. Doctors have advised that she will need a stem cell or marrow transplant to ...
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