21 Jan '16, 4pm

Aplastic anemia and PNH survivor can now become a firefighter thanks to bone marrow donor:

Aplastic anemia and PNH survivor can now become a firefighter thanks to bone marrow donor:

My husband, Rick, and I knew Jake was not feeling well. He kept denying it and saying he was fine. A bloody nose scared me and then I remembered my brother-in-law had them as a child and thought it was hereditary. Then his high school said he had another. He began to ask us if he looked pale. We said that he did. He also was coughing and seemed lethargic. We encouraged him to go to the doctor. He said he was fine. I begged him to tell me what was wrong. It must have been divine intervention, but his truck broke down. I had to bring him to school where he was in his senior year. On the ride I begged him again to just tell me what was wrong and go to the doctor. As we got closer to the school he said to me, “Mom, it’s too late, I’m dying.” Those were his exact words. He then proceeded to tell me bits and pieces. He said he didn’t even have the energy to sit in the shower. He...

Full article: http://aamds.org/patient-chronicles/jake-sanborn

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aamds.org 20 Jan '16, 4pm

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