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Soldier faces down Aplastic Anemia in 1980, paving the way for ATG treatment!

Person's Name: 
Johnnie Burford

Johnnie Burford was deployed in Korea.  He was a muscular 195-lb athlete, a proud member of the US Army Second Division.  Nothing stopped him from performing his duty.  Yet a rapid weight loss of 100 pounds, coupled with unusual bruising, alerted him that something was very wrong.

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Two transplants mean new life for Derek: a story of high-risk MDS, perseverance, and advocacy

Person's Name: 
Derek Fakehany

Derek was turning 45 and had noticed occasional swelling in his legs. Due to a family history of heart disease, his wife, Amy, was uneasy, noticing this symptom. She encouraged Derek to see his doctor for more thorough testing.

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