A few years ago, Bryan Morris was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. Today, he is a cancer survivor, something he thought during his ordeal, he might not have been able to say. In this video, he gives his advice on living through cancer and how it changed him.
Mother Karen Wade describes her lengthy battle with leukemia, and how well she’s doing now.
“I have cancer. Nobody wants to say that” states Laura Mitchell when she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It’s scary she says. But by putting her trust in a team of cancer specialists she was able to survive.
Soccer is Lexi’s passion. She was blessed with enough soccer skills to earn a D1 university scholarship. But a diagnosis of leukemia put that, as well as other life activities of an 18 year old. Now, cancer free, Lexi can pick up life from where she put things on hold.
Nathan likes to run marathons, 26.2 miles of grueling fun. After months of training, and within days of the start of another marathon, Nathan was diagnosed with lymphoma. His priorities switch from completing an endurance running race to beating cancer, but he was able to use his training from competing in marathons to his advantage in fighting cancer.
Dixie State head football coach Scott Brumfield recounts his own experience with lymphoma and how cancer was a whole new challenge in his life.
LDS Hospital is one of few organizations in the nation and the only one in Utah, pioneering half-match technology, which greatly increasing the number of possible bone marrow matches for cancer patients.
Finding an exact match for bone marrow transplants is complex. There are countless factors that makes each of us unique, but must perfectly align between the recipient and donor. However, Intermountain Healthcare’s LDS Hospital is one of few organizations in the nation and the only one in Utah, pioneering half-match technology, which greatly increasing the number of possible bone marrow matches for cancer patients. This means most parents, children or siblings can be donors, making it more likely patients can beat cancer.
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