Nathan Mumford from Cleveland Heights, Ohio is a two time cancer survivor, battling Hodgkin’s disease in 1988, at the age of eight; and again in 2004, at twenty four, with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.   He founded the Karen E. Mumford Cancer Foundation in 2007 as a way to help sufferers ofContinue Reading

How We Got Here….  At the time I was married, 32 and did not have an active lifestyle. I smoked  cigarettes and drank beer and liquor every weekend. I did not attend church. I spent my Sunday’s recuperating from Saturday nights. My wife was pregnant with our second child atContinue Reading

Sam was diagnosed with Leukemia at age 8. Then he was told his best chances for survival were to have a bone marrow transplant however he did not have a match. Chemotherapy eventually put him into remission, but he relapsed two years later and still had no match on theContinue Reading

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 bloodContinue Reading

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 whereContinue Reading

Mildred Bethea I am Mildred Bethea, 49 years of age.  In 2002 at 41, I was the third woman in my family to be diagnosed with breast cancer.  I endured a mastectomy, reconstructive surgery and 6 months of chemotherapy.  This was a year that I thought to be unbearable asContinue Reading

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. Continue Reading

John C. Frierson of Detroit registered at a drive hosted at his church for a local fire fighter in October 2002.  Six months later he was chosen to save the life of a two-year old boy.  The bone marrow transplant was successfully completed in June 2003.  The process was soContinue Reading

‘He saved me:’ Illinois woman shows her appreciation to Adairsville donor by Margaret Ramirez, Chicago Tribune  Ever since she received a bone marrow transplant two years ago, Rosalind Beard wanted to meet the man who donated his stem cells to save her life. In an emotional meeting Sunday at LoyolaContinue Reading

Rashaan DeShay I remember the day my big brother, Akiim, was diagnosed with Leukemia.  It was a Tuesday afternoon, and he had been in the hospital since Saturday because he wasn’t feeling well.  The doctors admitted him because they wanted to run some tests.  I had just come to the hospital toContinue Reading

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 hisContinue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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 theContinue Reading

Daylen is from Fort Worth, TX has sickle cell anemia and has been admitted to the hospital 11 times in the first 18 months of his life. He is now 5yrs old and doctors have determined that he needs a bone marrow transplant.  Because he does not have a matching siblingContinue Reading

Robert D’Paul Ward Seventh grader Robert D’Paul Ward is in need of a bone marrow transplant to cure sickle cell anemia. Like an everyday 12 year old Robert likes basketball and hanging at the mall with his friends in his hometown of Fort Wayne Indiana. Although he has to receiveContinue Reading

Melanie, a Virginia mother of a three-year-old girl named Trist has pre-leukemia and will need a bone marrow transplant but does not have a match. If she does not find a full match by the end of the September, she will receive a bone marrow transplant with a half-match donor.Continue Reading

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.  Continue Reading

Quote: “I am Kawanis Hill of West Palm Beach Florida and still reside here. But I’m 30yrs young and I have AML LEUKEMIA and just got diagnosed August 2011. I already had 3 chemo treatments an have only 1 To go and still no match for stem cell/bonemarrow transplant.  IContinue Reading

“Johnnie L. Lewis, fondly known as JL, age 25 lost his battle on July 28, 2012. He had a bone marrow/stem cell transplant on June 1 after taking high dose chemo. My son was diagnosed with Large B Cell Lymphoma on July 7, 2011. After multiple chemo treatments, the cancerContinue Reading

Nechelle Ervin’s selfless act of joining the registry saved the life of a 15-year-old boy. “I learned that there was a pressing need for more minorities in the registry and that I could possibly help save a life” She is now a Baylor Health Care System recruiter & coordinator forContinue Reading

In August 2001, I was attending a Women’s Visions Expo in Dallas with my daughter. We go every year. l was at the Baylor Health Station where they check your blood pressure, do a minor stress tests, and give handouts regarding women‘s health issues. The very last station was whereContinue Reading

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, I’m so happy. Every time I think about it, I’m almost in tears.” This was a day before meeting an 18-year-old named Lamar Adams. McFadden saved Adams’ life, or as McFadden says, extended it, by donating his blood stem cells. McFadden signed up five yearsContinue Reading

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 forContinue Reading

”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. Continue Reading

“Hello My name is Jamaya Johnson. I am 14 years i suffer from mixed-cellular hotchkins lymphoma. i have been fighting cancer for 2 years. I became sick in october 2011, I was 12 years old. by the time we discovered it i was a stage 4. it was very hard onContinue Reading

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 friendsContinue Reading

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 comingContinue Reading