• Paige McCoy


    How a simple cheek swab can save a life

  • Kelli Laird-Ore


  • Monica Avila


    The phone call on a Friday in April, 2008 announcing, “You have leukemia,” hit Monica Avila like a lightning bolt. She was 21 years old and studying for her last set of final exams at Johnson & Wales University before graduation.

  • Shelia Gannon


    Five years brings a lot of healing. I’m back to enjoying the outdoors with my family.

  • Christina Schnese


    A student walking through a Massachusetts college campus engaged in one small act of kindness that saved the life of a Denver-area woman and started what both say will be a life of friendship and activism for stem cell and bone marrow transplants.

  • Rob Zeis


    As I reflect back on the past two years, the one thing I am certain of is that our lives were upended and changed forever.

  • Barbara Hansen


    Cancer may have cost me my hair temporarily and two inches in my spine, but I gained wonderful new friends, some of whom are also survivors, a new outlook on life and a renewed immune system through my stem cell transplant.