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
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
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
-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.
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
13 years-old Shakobe from New Orleans, LA suffered from a very rare disease called Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis shutting off his ability to produce red blood cells and platelets. He received frequent blood and platelet transfusions and was in need of a bone marrow transplant but did not have a match.
”I was diagnosed with MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome) which is a blood disorder to the bone marrow or also called “Pre-Leukemia”. I have blood and platelet transfusions twice a week to keep me alive, chemotherapy every month, stomach sickness, migraine headaches, vomiting, loss of appetite, faint, fevers and chills often.