|Nina, 32, has lymphoma. Her doctors have informed her that she has only 2 months to find a bone marrow donor. Nina has not found a match in the registry. Her best chance of finding a marrow match from an unrelated donor will be from an individual of the same ethnicity, Thai and Chinese. Nina is a beloved mother and wife. After months of searching, Nina found a match and underwent a transfusion. Follow her journey on Facebook: Save Nina|
|In January 2013, William (24) was hospitalized for sickness and eventually diagnosed with a rare form of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (AML). This rare form of AML was very difficult to treat and doctors suggested that bone marrow transplant is the primary treatment option. Both his brothers, Vince and Marvin, are not matches. William and his family and friends searched for a potential donor; his best chance of a perfect match would be from an individual who is Chinese or Asian descent. William and his team work hard and endlessly. Great news was announced that a match was found for William! He underwent a transplant in the summer 2013. He reportedly to be recovering very well! Support William’s mission was not only determined to find a perfect match for William but to help to grow the bone marrow donor availability for others who need a bone marrow transplant!|
|Monica is a loving mother, daughter, wife and teacher. She was diagnosed with acute leukemia after a routine pregnancy blood test, which confirmed she was 10 weeks along. After 7 years of trying, she and her husband were devastated to learn that their dream of adding on to their family was shattered. Monica’s cancer was extremely aggressive. She underwent intense chemotherapy and doctors told her she needed a bone marrow transplant for a chance at survival. Monica is half Korean and half Caucasian, her two siblings were not a match. Despite the odds of finding a compatible Korean or mixed donor, her family and friends never gave up. Monica was able to find a match and underwent a transplant in Fall 2012. She is recovering well. You can share words of support on her road to reovery by visiting Operation: Save Monica, here.|
|Timothy, was diagnosed with CGD (chronic granulomatous disease) at 2 months of age. CGD is a rare primary immunodeficiency disease. Which means Timothy is unable to fight off common everyday infections on his own. The only cure for this disease is a bone marrow or cord blood transplant. After a few years of struggle, unless support and prayers from family and friends, Timothy found a match! Timothy is on his way to full recovery! You can follow Timothy and his family’s post BMT journey, here.|
|In May 2009 Connor was diagnosed with X-linked Hyper IGM, a rare immunodeficiency that causes patients to succumb to liver cirrhosis or lung infection at an early age. Connor never complained about the monthly blood transfusions , stomach aches and other infections he’s had since he was born. Because of Connor’s ethnicity, Korean, his search for a donor was challenging. After years of waiting for a matching donor, Connor underwent a transplant. He is doing very well! Learn more about Connor: savingconnor.com/|
|Kyle, 4, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia and searching for a marrow donor. He is half Chinese and half Caucasian, making his search for a match challenging.Kyle is a beautiful soul who has much more to give to this world. Register as a marrow donor today for Kyle and other patients searching for their life-saving match.
To find out more about Kyle and Kyle’s Campaign fundraising page for AADP click, here.
Please visit Kyle Needs Youfor more information and updates on Kyle.UPDATE: 05/2012 (from Kyle Needs You on Facebook)
We are happy to report that Kyle has continued to improve since the medication began working. The doctor visits are down to just once a week for lab work, and he has not had any transfusions since the beginning of March. Thank you to everyone for your enthusiastic support to help save Kyle, who has now returned to preschool full time!
|Jack, 23, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in July 2011. He desperately needed a bone marrow transplant to survive. After months of searching, Jack found an unrelated donor. He received his transplant in Spring 2012. He is recovering well. Stay up-to-date on Jack’s Facebook page, Save Jack from Leukemia, Facebook|
|Amit is a 32 year-old startup tech entrepreneur diagnosed with leukemia and searching for a marrow donor that could help save his life. His family and friends have tapped into the social media to encourage people to register as marrow donor. http://www.amitguptaneedsyou.com #iswabbedforamit|
|Anh(42) was diagnosed with Myelodysplatic Syndrome in February, 2009. Anh is a mother of two and has been married to her husband Josh for 20 years. Anh is no stranger to difficult situations. – at the age of 9, Anh managed to escape Vietnam War with her parents. Anh has her own medical practice and has delivered countless babies for many families. She is currently doing well.|
|Donating marrow can be as simple as donating blood: a simple, outpatient procedure. It’s the easiest and most profound way to save a life. With no help from anyone but God, once transplanted, your own cells flourish and grow inside the patient’s body and replace his or her sick cells with your healthy ones. It truly is a miracle and a testament to what we, as humans, are capable of.Today I felt the sun on my skin. I walked under a tree and shared a laugh with a friend. I embrace life and thank God everyday that I am alive and have a future to look forward to. All because one person on the other side of the world decided to do the right thing.saffronbutterflyfluttersby.blogspot.com/|