Stem Cell Donation: My Story

One day in January 2011, I made it to work and after about an hour and a half could not even stand up without wobbling so bless her heart, my boss sent me home. That night I was trying to sleep but I had immense chest pain. I couldn’t take a deep breath at all. I... Continue Reading →

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Stem Cell Transplant: My Donor’s Story

Hey y'all. Just a little disclosure: this is an e-mail I received after asking my donor to write her story about the process of being on the other side of a stem cell transplant. I will follow shortly with my side of the story but wanted to share this for those who are curious about... Continue Reading →

Beyond Sadness

I'm a little emotional tonight. At the end of last week I received the story of my donor's stem cell donation which I will be sharing on my blog in the next coming little while. A couple of weeks ago I had started a draft post encouraging those around me, especially my friends and extended... Continue Reading →

A Sleepless Night

It's 4:37 AM right now and I'm still awake. Caffeine has a half life of 6 hours and I broke my rule of not having coffee after 2:00 PM because I was headed to the last night of the fireworks competition here in Montreal for the summer 2016 season and I knew I'd miss the... Continue Reading →

A Milestone

It's August on Monday, already! And this August marks a very exiting milestone for me. On August 26th it will be 5 years since my stem cell transplant for acute myelogenic leukemia. The whole ordeal feels a whole lot closer than 5 years ago, I still remember it vividly. I spent a total of 9.5... Continue Reading →

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