There’s another option on the table: a technology called haplo-identical, in which they could use my brother’s stem cells, which is a 50% match.
But it wouldn’t have been so difficult to find a match, which is why I started my campaign to enroll more people on the transplant list. I want to make a difference to the other people who have to go through this.
If I can’t do it, I want to leave a legacy that children can look at when they are older and know that mom has done everything possible to fight this thing. There can only be one winner with this disease and it must be me.
As told to Jessica Salter
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