“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
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
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
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
Dimitrius Wilson Fifteen year old Dimitrius Wilson is an energetic 9th grader from Long Island New York. This extremely gifted young man is a basketball, baseball, and track athlete as well as an outstanding student excelling in technology and science. After experiencing persistent strep throat and pain in his
Loyd Jones (LJ), LJ, age 10 is the first child ever diagnosed with Hyper-Eosiniphilic Syndrome. LJ’s illness is one of the rarest forms of cancer. In fact he is the first child ever diagnosed with this disease. All others have been adults. LJ is African-American, Native American, and Latino.
Nyiah Young Nyiah, born November 6, 2005, was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia. In August of 2009, Nyiah suffered a stroke that affected both sides of her brain and left her with some residual paralysis. She was treated and diagnosed with Moya Moya Disease a thinning and separation of the
Talented six year old Luis Danvers from Queens, NY. He learned to read at age one and wants to be a dancer when he grows up. In September 2009, Luis experienced aches, pains, and had unexplained fevers. He was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). Luis was treated with chemotherapy for
17-year-old Taylor John has severe sickle cell disease; her best hope for a cure is a marrow transplant. Like 70 percent of patients, Taylor does not have a matching donor in her family. A self described “huge Harry Potter fan”, Taylor likens her battle to the same theme where Potter and his friends
Ashalond Daniel aka Mela, 29 of Mississippi, was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia In in April 2009 , a rare bone marrow disease. The Univ of Mississippi graduate is currently in need of a Bone Marrow Donor. Presently there are no matches in the Be The Match Registry(sm) . In the coming