In May 2016 I was diagnosed with a form of Leukemia called MDS (myleodysplastic syndrome}. Prior to being diagnosed, my only health complaints were a random onset of what felt like asthma attacks during my cycling classes (the only reason I went to the doctor), feeling very tired, and not
“I would have never thought it would be me,” says Shreveport native Andre Clark, about his recent cancer diagnosis. Since his days of playing sports at Huntington High School, to keeping up with his four kids, Andre has always been active and healthy until he was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous
On January 15, 2015 high school senior Essence White was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) just two weeks before her 18th birthday. AML is an aggressive form of blood cancer located in the bone marrow. Doctors concluded that Essence needed a bone marrow transplant to survive but she did not have a full
SAD UPDATE: Shahonna passed away August 17th 2016. see: https://thestoriesbetween.com/stories/shahonna-grove Born with bone marrow failure also known as aplastic anemia, I was told several months ago that the only way that I will be healed and have a chance at survival is to get a stem cell transplant, also known as a
Judge Carl Fox has led an active and interesting life: In 1984, he was appointed the first black District Attorney in North Carolina. In 2005, he became Senior Superior Court Judge and holds the position to this day. He’s also well-known for baking delicious cheesecakes and giving them away to people!
Darrell Collins loves art and music, telling jokes, and playing Xbox. He was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia at age 7 in July 2010. Doctors have determined Darrell needs a bone marrow transplant to survive. His mother Chaklan Lacy says they have been searching for a donor for five years but have not found one because
Dr. William Dablah, Jr. UPDATE: Sadly, Dr. William Dablah, Jr. passed away on Friday May 8th 2015. ————————————————– William is a 44 year old anesthesiologist at Piedmont Newnan Hospital (Newnan, GA – southwest of Atlanta) and father of two, ages 15 and 12. He was recently diagnosed with very aggressive metastatic lymphoma.
UPDATE: Sad to report that Stephanie passed away on Christmas Eve December 24, 2016 Stephanie “Sophie” Campbell 47 of Roanoke VA is known for her faith in God which keeps her positive. Friends and coworkers at Wheeler Broadcasting had come accustomed to her smiling face and friendly demeanor. Some often
UPDATE: Traneka passed away on the morning of December 31st, 2014 Traneka Davis is an aspiring television writer living in Los Angeles who was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2013. Traneka has been searching for a life‐saving bone marrow donor since late last year, so far her search has turned up
Mary was only weeks old when she became Taber and Burke Bingham’s foster child. As Mary grew, the Binghams became attached and adopted her at 18 months old. Only hours before they adopted her, they learned that she had an aggressive form of Leukemia called acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Mary
Kendrick L. Beavers, native Dallasite and born visionary, received the vision for The Kenny Beavers Foundation while fighting for his life. In 2004, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer and his life would never be the same. As part of the harsh treatment to fight this disease he endured high
UPDATE: Sheena lost her battle on January 3rd, 2017. Since being diagnosed in 2012 she continued her studies at Perkins School of Theology at SMU and was ordained a Reverend in the C.M.E. church. She was hospitalized on December 5th and reported that the cancer came back and spread to her
UPDATE August 5th, 2014: Sadly, Wanda passed away August 2, 2014. she was in need of a second transplant but still did not have a perfect match on the registry. Therefore she had another partial match transplant. She was a beautiful soul who praised God even while she suffered. Master Sergeant Wanda
Malena Brown was diagnosed in May 2013 with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) nearly two years to the day that her dad (a Dallas Cowboys running back coach) had surgery for colon cancer. Like any 15 year old, Malena loves playing sports, hanging out with her friends and spending time with her
-written by Ashley Johnson, New Pittsburgh Courier Staff Writer A true beacon in every sense of the word, Dr. Rex Crawley’s passion for life and his commitment to the betterment of the community and its people always shone through. Crawley, who had been battling non-hodgkins lymphoma, lost his bout early Nov.
UPDATE: Jul 20, 2013 I met my recipient September 4, 2014. My bone marrow donation CURED HER OF LEUKEMIA!!! She’s not in remission…she’s completely CURED! I had an opportunity to meet her mother, her aunt and her daughter. They were grateful I chose to donate bone marrow to extend her life.
Archie McNealy (December 11, 1980 – December 10, 2013) Archie passed away on Tuesday morning Dec 10th 2013 due to complications from advanced leukemia. Archie McNealy was born in the Overtown projects in Miami, FL. He lost both of his parents as a young boy and was raised by his grandmother,
SAD NEWS Kevin passed away on June 15, 2014 (Fathers Day) at his home surrounded by his family and loved ones. His cancer returned in March and he had been going through treatment in hopes of having another bone marrow transplant. However he started experiencing complications and asked to go
Terrell Wilson, 21 from Orlando, FL sadley passed away on Christmas Morning 2009 from Leukemia. This big Orlando Majic fan received calls, visits, and gifts from Orlando Majic current and former players on his birthday while in the hospital in July. Unfortunately, he was not able to receive a life
De’Sha Woods, a teenager from Cottage Hills, Illinois was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. De’Sha enjoyed a brief time in remission after rounds of Chemotherapy and radiation but the cancer returned. The first potential donor was a perfect match. However, when it was time to give the bone marrow, the
Joseph Grimsley. On August 29, 2006, this thirty-five year old father of three was diagnosed with an aggressive blood and marrow disease known as Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). Doctors told Joseph that without a bone marrow transplant he would not live another year. Family and friends began a ” fight
Karen Drayden from Dallas Texas, was a 25 year veteran of the United States Postal Service. In early 2009 she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. After initial chemotherapy and a relapse, it was determined that her best chances of survival would be a bone marrow transplant. With out a
Marvin Swimpson Sr. was an accomplished musician, songwriter, producer, arranger, and a middle school band director for 34 years. He was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2009. In February 2010 the disease went into remission, but unfortunately he relapsed that June and was told he needed a Stem Cell Transplant
“God has blessed me with the possibility to receive the marrow transplant I need to possibly cure my disease and save my life. This is truly a miracle when you take into consideration that so many African American/Black patients who need a transplant do not receive one.” Ashonte was diagnosed