Survivor Stories

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 Minglana, 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.”

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivor

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivor

Susan Ault moved back home to the Pacific Northwest to get treatment for her non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at SCCA. Now a survivor, she’s taken up permanent residence in Sequim.

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.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Survivor

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Survivor

Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia at age 9, Jenna Gibson was treated with a cord blood transplant after chemotherapy alone wasn't enough. 

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.