The Westfield, New Jersey, educator lapsed into a coma during the procedure.
Donor Elizabeth Lesser describes the process in one perfect sentence.
I don’t want my disease to define me.
We want to dance with Selena and Audrey too!
I can make choices big or small but regardless of the consequences, I am in charge of my body and soul. And so are you.
A year and a half later, I haven't heard how my bone-marrow recipient is doing. Delete Blood Cancer hasn't come back to me asking for another bone marrow donation, so I'm hoping that's a good thing and that she's doing great. But if they do call me back, whether it's for her or someone else, I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Robin Roberts epitomizes courage during what she calls her "greatest isolation."
How can we build on such efforts? We might start by educating African-American physicians, who tend to have an easier time overcoming the distrust of patients of color and can pass on good information.
It was that search for a match and the overwhelming outpouring of support I received that inspired me to establish the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation.
I am certain she even hacked my online dating account. What else could explain my low message return rate? Bone Marrow continues