Patient Stories

Connie Deffert“My cancer is a rare one, one that only affects 3 out of one million people each year in the U.S. When my cancer came back following chemotherapy, I was thankful to have access to a clinical trial, which is now helping to control my cancer.”


Rob Zeis and Martha BerryMartha Berry caregiver for Rob Zeis relates their story
As I reflect back on the past two years the one thing I am certain of is that our lives were upended and changed forever.

George FlorentineGeorge Florentine bicycled from Louisville to his last chemotherapy treatment in May of 2012. It was his way of celebrating victory in a long battle with Stage IIIA Hodgkin's Lymphoma.


Monica AvilaMonica Avila
The phone call on a Friday in April, 2008 announcing, “You have leukemia,” hit Monica Avila like a lightning bolt. She was 21 years old and studying for her last set of final exams at Johnson & Wales University before graduation.
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Christina Schnese Christina Schnese
A student walking through a Massachusetts college campus engaged in one small act of kindness that saved the life of a Denver-area woman and started what both say will be a life of friendship and activism for stem cell and bone marrow transplants.

Sheila GannonSheila Gannon Receives Cord Blood Transplant
Sheila Gannon was 8 1/2 months pregnant when doctors first told her she had advanced leukemia.

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