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"PNH is a Part of Me" - Anta Sene finds that acceptance leads to hope

Person's Name: 
Ndeye Anta Sene

My name is Ndeye Anta Sene. I am 22 years old and live in Maryland.  I was born in Senegal, in West Africa and in December 2007 came to the United States by myself at age 16 due to medical issues.

Bone Marrow Disease(s): 

Builds supportive community to help him with MDS and bone marrow transplant

Person's Name: 
Duane Draper

When Duane Draper was diagnosed with MDS in July, 2009, the 57-year-old father of two grown children was asymptomatic and didn’t even realize that there was a problem with his health. Though he had been feeling slightly more fatigued, he attributed it to aging and didn’t worry about it. However, during a  physical, his physician did some routine blood work and discovered that all three of his blood counts were low.