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Survivor Stories

A serious health condition may make you feel like you’re all alone. But you’re not. Over the years, many of our patients have shared their stories with us at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance so that we may share them with you.

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Aplastic Anemia Survivor

Returning from a climb near Mt. Everest in 2004, Matt Fioretti thought his doctors were crazy after he learned he had aplastic anemia. After a transplant, he’s back in the mountains.

Aplastic Anemia Survivor

Aplastic Anemia Survivor

Jennifer Migliana, diagnosed with aplastic anemia at age 17, says she can’t imagine having had a bone marrow transplant anywhere but SCCA: “They’re experts in aplastic anemia.”

Multiple Myeloma Survivor

Multiple Myeloma Survivor

A diagnosis of multiple myeloma and subsequent bone-marrow transplant didn't change Sarah Kaufmann-Fink's sense of adventure, it just helped her to refocus on where to find it.

Multiple Myeloma Survivor

Multiple Myeloma Survivor

Misdiagnosed with pulled back muscles, David's multiple myeloma is in remission, thanks to a bone marrow transplant at SCCA.

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Survivor

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Survivor

Diagnosed with MDS at a young 45 years old, Joe Grojean beat his disease after two bone marrow transplants at SCCA. Today he is free and clear and getting back to living life and raising his children.

Sickle Cell Disease Survivor

Sickle Cell Disease Survivor

Born with sickle cell disease, Tola Oriade received a curative bone marrow transplant at age eight and has been disease-free ever since.

Living With Sickle Cell Disease

Living With Sickle Cell Disease

Ken West lives comfortably with sickle cell disease, thanks to his healthcare team at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Survivor

Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Survivor

Katie Collier, sports star and acute promyelocytic leukemia survivor, is grateful to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Survivor

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Survivor

Jeffrey Davis is a chronic lymphocytic leukemia survivor treated at SCCA.

Two-Time Lymphoma Survivor

Two-Time Lymphoma Survivor

Treated for follicular non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2002, Lisa Verner faced a second, more aggressive lymphoma in 2006 that was treated at SCCA in a clinical trial and ultimately cured with a bone marrow transplant.