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
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
“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
In Nigeria, “Ajani” means “he who wins the struggle.” In Roanoke, Virginia, it means the same thing. Ajani was diagnosed with leukemia three years ago at age two. His doctor gave him three months to life, unless he got an unrelated umbilical cord blood transplant. Fortunately, a matching cord blood
In 2003 seventeen year old Bronx, New York native Lamar went for a physical so he could play high school basketball but was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia(CML). Through the “Be The Match” resistry he would find an anonymous match more than 300 miles away in Rochester, New York where
In 1986 Cornelius was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia while still in high school. He received a bone marrow transplant from his brother and is now cured. Cornelius lives in Houston TX and has appeared in the media regarding survivor-ship and issues with living post bone marrow transplant.