Michelle is a Filipina from Vallejo, CA. She was diagnosed with leukemia in 2009 and was told a marrow donor would help save her life. Her best chance of finding a donor would be someone also Filipino descent. Her family and friend formed “Team Cranezzy” to help find a match for Michelle and increase the number of Filipino donors on the marrow registry to help save lives patients who are also searching for a marrow donor.
Michelle received a transplant in 2010. She has fully recovered from her transplant and living a healthy normal life.