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Umesh and Aruna Jindal’s cancer journey began in India in 1984, when Aruna, then the mother of two young sons, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and given only months to live. Frightened, the family decided to make the journey to the U.S.  in search of better treatment options. Four days later, they were on their way to City of Hope.

At City of Hope, Aruna was given the option to receive a bone marrow transplant, which at the time was considered an experimental treatment, yet one with a lot of promise. Aruna decided to take a chance with this experimental treatment and is now a proud 30 year long-term survivor, and a happy, healthy grandmother.

Wanting to celebrate his wife’s incredible survival and give back to City of Hope, Umesh saw a great opportunity in sharing their story with ourHope, City of Hope’s online fundraising platform. Umesh created his personal fundraising page, telling the compelling story of family and endurance – and he was taken aback by the support and response his page received.   He had a goal of $2,500 in mind. In short order, the total was $10,000.

“We are humbled and honored to receive such an outpouring of love and support for our drive to help raise funds for cancer research at City of Hope. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”