In 2006, 28-year-old Erica Murray was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She had studied abroad in Paris, visited over 25 countries, and spent a year teaching English in Tokyo. With a bright future ahead of her in the international arena, her leukemia changed her active lifestyle. Because Erica was both Chinese and Caucasian, her tissue type was especially difficult to match. Despite undergoing a stem cell transplant from an unrelated match in April of 2008, Erica passed away on December 4th, 2008. She will be greatly missed.
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