In August 2009, Janet was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (bi-phenotypic) while finishing her bachelor’s degree at UCLA. Janet was a healthy, hardworking, and extremely passionate student who fell victim to blood cancer at only 22-years old. She faced with the daunting task of searching for an unrelated bone marrow donor after doctors revealed that her younger brother and only sibling was not her match. Janet has served as an inspiration to all those who knew her. Her big heart and big smile was something that we all cherished. And although she never fulfilled her dream of being a teacher, she has taught us all one very important lesson: love. Despite battling leukemia for 3 years, she has always found it within her to make her situation more than about herself. Her campaign to raise awareness and advocate for bone marrow donors was for the love of her fellow human. She has certainly taught all of us to love one another, and live each day as if it were our last. After bravely fighting cancer for three years, she has finally found her peace. She is dearly missed. Please take a moment to visit Janet’s cause page on Facebook: Helping Janet Find Her Perfect Match.
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Story Category: In Loving Memory