This is Andrew – a devoted son and a caring brother. At 29 years old, he was living his dream and engaged to the love of his life.
In May 2020, Andrew went to the doctor for swollen lymph nodes. A couple of days later, he was diagnosed with mixed phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL), a rare and aggressive form of leukemia. MPAL accounts for only 2-5% of all leukemias. The only way he can beat the illness is with a stem cell transplant.
Andrew is Chinese, and his matching donor likely will be too. However, Chinese donors only make up 0.7% of the national donor registry, leaving him with only a 43% chance of finding a perfect match.
We are happy to report that Andrew received his transplant in September 2020.