01 Mar '17, 4pm
Meet Anna Sobon, aplastic anemia survivor - in our "I'm Like You" series. Read her story and watch her video.
Within a week, she was rushed to Seattle for her transplant. The doctors had chosen her 12-year-old sister Theresa to be Anna’s “savior”. But even as she faced her own fears about the procedure and its unknowable outcome, Anna worried that her little sister would feel responsible if the BMT didn’t work. “For my part, I was extremely excited and elated, jumping up and down and running over to my friends’ house to share the news,” said Theresa. “I was blessed with the opportunity to be a part of this and give my big sister the chance to survive,” Anna recalls her relief, as well as her doubts. “I was so lucky that the transplant cured me, but I have to admit that for a while, I kept thinking that the other shoe was going to drop. It took me probably five years to feel like I’m okay, and that I’m probably going to stay that way.”