24 Jan '16, 4pm

Emily thinks she survived aplastic anemia in part due to her commitment to exercise:

Support & Community » Stories of Hope Emily Hoak – Persistence pays off when a second clinical trial finds success. My professional career for thirty years was with Colonial Williamsburg. I led children, adults, and even a king and queen on tours to explore our colonial history. I retired, and shortly after turning 66, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and treated with methotrexate. This may have led to my developing severe aplastic anemia , although it cannot be proven methotrexate was the cause. I was determined to take control and sought additional advice from Johns Hopkins Hospital. My local doctor was very supportive. Within four months, and after having transfusions every four weeks, I was advised to take the horse ATG treatment. I did this at my local hospital, and the nurses were wonderful. After three months, it became obvious I was not responding. I visit...

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Derek's advice to anyone with aplastic anemia: don't think “Why me?”, but rather, “You can’t beat me!” https://t.co/fyjTtUiFO7

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aamds.org 20 Jan '16, 4pm

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