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Olivia Gaines at the Rose Parade | City of Hope

Leukemia created a roadblock, music lifted her past it

December 20, 2018 | Zen Vuong

Meet City of Hope 2019 Rose Parade float rider Olivia Gaines, an aspiring songwriter and amateur pianist who has witnessed how music speaks to the heart and calms spirits.

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Jianjun Chen

New Researcher Takes Aim at Acute Myeloid Leukemia

February 27, 2018 | City of Hope

Acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, is one of the most common and fatal forms of blood-related cancers. Jianjun Chen, Ph.D., a new faculty member at City of Hope, dedicates much of his research program to learning more about the disease.

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Mollie and Her Donor | City of Hope

‘I Thought I Had This Thing Beat’: A Story of Relapse and Recovery

January 17, 2018 | Jennifer Mattson

In the summer of 2015, Mollie Warner was living a happy, active life in Rancho Cucamonga, California, with her husband. She worked out regularly at the gym, lifted weights and was even taking a kickboxing class when she started feeling fatigued.

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Jim Alder Bone Marrow Recipient | City of Hope

When a Sister Becomes a Lifesaver

October 9, 2017 | Deborah Stambler

For all the things AML took away, it also gave Jim Alder a voice. His job now, he says, is to educate others on how easy it is to become a donor.

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Lester Wakefield, bone marrow transplant recipient, with his donor, Jonathan Bottom

'I wouldn't be here today': Bone marrow recipient reflects on the gift of life

July 3, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

Lester Wakefield has told police officer Jonathan Bottom, the young man who donated bone marrow stem cells to the 69-year-old Wakefield, that he is thankful for his lifesaving donation. He's told him many, many times. And still Wakefield feels he hasn’t thanked Bottom enough.

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New Mom Finds Fresh Outlook After Surviving Rare Hybrid Leukemia

May 12, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Nine months after her daughter’s birth, Monica Weld got a bad sore throat and cough that she just couldn’t shake. She and her husband went directly to the hospital, where tests showed she had not one, but two kinds of leukemia: acute lymphoblastic (ALL) and acute myeloid (AML).

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Anthony S. Stein, M.D., on Craig Sager's Death From Acute Myeloid Leukemia

December 20, 2016 | Samantha Bonar

TNT's veteran NBA courtside reporter Craig Sager, known as much for his flamboyant suits as his sideline interviews, died on December 15 after a two-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia.

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