14 Apr '16, 3pm

Thank you to all our Peer Support Network Volunteers like Duane Draper:

Since my stem cell transplant on January 29, 2010 (my new birthday), I returned to work as an Enterprise Client Manager, starting part-time and working into full-time, six months after my transplant. Three years later, in the summer of 2013, I decided to retire, feeling a strong desire to spend more time with family and friends, and doing some traveling. Having gone through a life-threatening health scare makes you consider the really important things in life. I decided life was too short to get “wrapped around the axle” with the stress of everyday corporate politics. When I left the hospital, I was taking about 20 pills in the morning, and another 10-12 pills in the evening. Finally, at the end of 2012, I was medication free. From “Day Zero,” when I received my donor’s stem cells , to day +100, when I had outlasted the early threats of infection and graft versus host dise...

Full article: http://www.aamds.org/patient-chronicles/duane-draper

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Support & Community » Stories of Hope My Story - Mary Swift At the age of 3, I became ill with a rare blood disorder. I wa...