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Come celebrate the 10th Annual March for Marrow Los Angeles with Honorary Chair Connie Britton. Our 5K and Walk have the distinction of taking place along the beautiful stretch of shoreline that is part of the Long Beach Shoreline Marina. With the iconic Queen Mary in the background, the course is scenic, flat, and regardless of weather, ideal for beating one's personal best.
In the summer of 2014 I noticed ongoing bruising all over my body. At first, I thought it might have to do with my diet (low iron), but soon I noticed a new kind of mark on my skin, almost having a bulls-eye appearance. By end of summer I knew I had to do something about this.
In October 2017 I was hospitalized for extreme dizziness, vomiting, fatigue, bruising, and shortness of breath. As an active, healthy person, having these symptoms was worrisome. My husband took me to the emergency room, where they performed a series of tests. We waited for my results, and a nurse looked at me and asked if I realized how pale I looked, and neither my husband or I had even noticed.
In May 2017, life was good and I was “living the dream”. I had been working full time for about a year after graduating from the University of Kentucky. I was living in Columbus, Ohio, working for an organization that supports children with childhood cancer and catastrophic disease. Everything was on track for my future.
I started to feel sick. At first it seemed like flu-like symptoms of fatigue, racing heartbeat, lack of energy and some bruising that just wouldn’t go away.
As we celebrate this important milestone, we recognize that there has been much progress in the understanding and treatment of bone marrow failure diseases. While we strive for the day when better treatments and a cure is found, no one should be alone struggling with these diseases.
Join us for the 2nd Annual Donna Box Memorial Golf Tournament!
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Please register by August 3, 2018.