|Mai, 34 years old, was diagnosed with acute leukemia after a routine pregnancy exam in 2013. Hopes to add on to their family was shattered after her diagnosis, Mai lost her baby after several rounds chemotherapy. She was able to reach remission. Unfortunately, her cancer returned. She is receiving chemotherapy treatment, and urgently needs a stem cell donation to help save her life. Mai is Vietnamese and will most likely find a compatible donor who is also Vietnamese or Asian descent. Find out more about Mai and how you can help, Save Mai on Facebook and SOSMai.com|
|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 to the family as a biggest shock of their lives. From there the long journey started for Rifa and her family with lots of ups and downs, in the form of cancer treatment.
Initial 8 months of chemotherapy went well and Rifa was improving remarkably and reached remission. In March 2014, Rifa went in for routine lab tests and found out her leukemia returned. She is currently undergoing treatment, but will need a bone marrow transplant to survive. Since Rifa is South Asian her best chance of finding a donor would be from someone who is also South Asian or Asian descent. Follow her search for a donor on Facebook.
|Amy (32) is diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and needs your help to find a bone marrow match, especially because she is mixed ethnicity (half-Korean, half-Caucasian), making the match even more challenging. She grew up in New York, and currently lives in San Francisco with her fiancé. She is an accomplished illustrator and web designer, and recently added jewelry design to her many specialties and interests as an artist. She has the kindest heart you can imagine, and wants to help as many people as possible by sharing her story of battling leukemia. When she recovers, she is looking forward to getting married in Maui, Hawaii. Please help Amy and other patients just like her by registering as a marrow donor today! Follow and help Amy find her donor, stay updated on her Facebook!|
|Myla is a sweet and thoughtful 10 year-old girl. She is very involved in school activities, church choir, and community service. Myla is diagnosed with myeloid sarcoma, a form of acute myeloid leukemia. She needs a bone marrow transplant to survive. Since Myla is Filipino, she will likely find a match from an individual who is also Filipino or Asian descent. Follow Myla’s journey on Facebook, here.|
|Baylor, 8 years old, is diagnosed with leukemia (AML) and needs a matching marrow donor. He was diagnosed in 2012, received chemotherapy treatment and was in remission for almost 2 years. Unfortunately, he relapsed and will need marrow donor. Since matching is based on ethnicity, Baylor will most likely need a mixed race donor who is also Japanese and German. Follow and support Baylor’s campaign on Facebook to find a marrow donor and for others just like him! Update: Baylor will receive a cord blood transplant. In any case that Baylor’s leukemia returns or mutates into something he will need a bone marrow donor. His search for a compatible bone marrow donor for himself and 12,000 searching patients continues.|