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Stories of Bone Marrow Transplant Survivors

Stories from people who received stem cell or bone marrow transplants through Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and who participate in the Fred Hutchinson Long-Term Follow-up program at SCCA.

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.

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.

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. 

Dual Diagnosis: Father and Daughter Share Treatment Journeys

Dual Diagnosis: Father and Daughter Share Treatment Journeys

Sean Cryan carries a genetic mutation that often leads to acute myeloid leukemia--a diagnosis his young daughter received in 2010. He was diagnosed and treated for myelodysplastic syndrome in 2012.

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma & MDS Survivor

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma & MDS Survivor

Debbie Bridge has undergone stem cell transplantation twice and finds her religious faith a source of strength while dealing with her diagnosis, treatments, and side effects.