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.

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivor

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivor

After her transplant for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Pamela Clark is cancer-free and busy surfing competitively, promoting surfing for women, and raising funds for organizations such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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.

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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.

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.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Survivor

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Survivor

When neurosurgeon Oktar Babuna needed a bone marrow transplant for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, he traveled to SCCA from his home in Turkey. 

Plasma Cell Leukemia Survivor

Plasma Cell Leukemia Survivor

Avid cyclist Bill Matthaei went from a having perfect physical to having plasma cell leukemia in just one summer. He is back on his bike after a successful tandem transplant at SCCA.