|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!|
|Chao Wei (33) is diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). For the past year, ChaoWei has gone through several rounds of chemotherapy. He received a stem cell transplant from his mother, but relapsed. He now needs a to find a match from an unrelated bone marrow donor. ChaoWei’s best match would be from someone of Chinese, Taiwanese or Asian descent. Please register today, you might be the one to help ChaoWei or one of 12,000 search patients. ChaoWei on Facebook for the most current up-to-date news.|
|Ryan Manansala, 29 year old Filipino from San Jose, CA. He was diagnosed with AML and received a cord blood transplant in summer 2012. Unfortunately Ryan has relapsed and is in urgently need of a marrow donor. Ryan’s greatest chance of finding a marrow donor is from someone who is also all or part Filipino (Ryan is 1/8 Chinese, and 1/8 Spanish). Unfortunately, no one from his immediate family matched. With the help and devoted efforts from his family, friends, and community “Operation: Save Ryan” was established and the search for his life saving donor began.Ryan is all about putting others before himself, he has focused his time and energy to giving back and helping the community. He worked several years as an Intervention Specialist and assisting with children with disabilities. He also devoted his love and time to EMQ Family First as a Big Brother for 6 years. Please take a few minutes of your time learn more how you can help save a life and register as a marrow/stem cell donor.Support Save Ryan on Facebook!|
|Amelia (Lovell) was diagnosed with leukemia (AML) in December 2013. She is searching for her bone marrow/blood stem cell donor who could help save her life. Her best Chance of finding a perfect match is from an individual who is Filipino or Asian descent. Please register today to help Lovell and other patients just like her. Support and help spread the word, Help Lovell on Facebook!|
|Jeson (32) was born in Mumbai, India. He was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in July 2012. After three rounds of chemotherapy, he reached remission and returned back to his normal lifestyle. Unfortunately, during a routine check-ups, a relapse was revealed and immediately Jeson underwent three more rounds of chemotherapy. Now, his best chance for a cure is a stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor. Jeson’s only sister was not a match. His best chance of finding a match would be from an individual who is South Indian or from Asian descent.
Jeson is described as a dynamic individual, who is committed to his family, church and friends. He loves traveling and as an amateur photographer, he strives to be present with his camera at every event/function. Please help Jeson and other like him get back their health back. Help Jeson on Facebook. . You can also follow his journal on his fight against leukemia, here.
|Edwin Gonzales (47) was born in Daly City, California, where he currently resides with his family. He was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). His best chance for a cure is a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, Edwin’s three siblings are not a match and he needs a donor immediately. Edwin is a hardworking individual, who is committed to his family, especially to his twins, Marcus and Vanessa. His best chance of finding a match would be from an individual who is Filipino or Asian descent.Please help Edwin and other patients find their life saving match! Please Register Today! Help Ed Live on Facebook|
|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 Asian, Pakistan. Doctors have advised a bone marrow transplant for a chance for a cure. Family and friends in the United States have brought Cure Maryam team to the the US hoping to increase awareness and recruit potential donors. Maryam will likely find a donor who is South Asian or Asian descent. For more information about Maryam, CureMaryam on Facebook|
|Leni is a 4 month old New Yorker who was diagnosed in August with acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AML-M7), a rare form of pediatric bone marrow cancer. It represents approximately 1% of all leukemias during childhood & has an incidence of 0.5% per million per year. She is of Taiwanese-Chinese and Anglo-Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Please register today to help Leni and patients in need of a life saving marrow just like her!Love for Leni|
|Mandy was diagnosed with AML leukemia. She is being treated at NYU Medical and has undergone two rounds of chemotherapy. Although her doctors are optimistic that Mandy will go into remission from her round of chemo, she was told that a stem cell transplant would be her best chance for survival, and her match will most likely need to come from someone who is Korean. Mandy is a Korean adoptee with no known relatives. She is depending on the marrow registry to find an unrelated match. Mandy is a strong, otherwise healthy, beautiful mother of two sons, Trey and Kai, and married to her loving husband, Bill. Please help Mandy and 12k searching patients! You can follow Mandy’s journey for a match, here: Love Mandy|
|Kevin Ching (37) was born in Taiwan, migrated to US with his family when he was 13 and settled in Fremont since then. He was diagnosed as Chronic Myleogenous Leukemia (CML). His best chance for a cure is a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, Kevin’s only brother was not a match. A donor needs to be found as soon as possible. Kevin’s best chance of finding a match would be from an individual who is Chinese or Asian descent.Kevin is a hardworking husband and father. Among his happy family, 14 month daughter, Dawna, and a new baby will be joining them this December! Let’s help Kevin and other patients find their life saving match! Go, Kevin, go!|
|Joon, 17, is young French woman of Vietnamese descent, currently a university student in Geneva, Switzerland. In May 2013, Joon was diagnosed with acute leukemia, and since then has been in hospital undergoing treatment. Her recovery depends on the identification of a donor whose blood stem cells are compatible. Joon best chance of finding a match will be from an individual who is Vietnamese or Asian descent. Team Joon|
|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. Her best chance of finding a donor would be from an individual of the same heritage. Please register today to help Monica or 12,000 other searching patients! Cure Monica on FB|