Transplant Patient Named Girl of the Year
Last night in North Carolina, Jordan Jemsek was named “Girl of the Year” by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Jordan first battled acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) in 2009 and she reached remission in 2010 after multiple rounds of chemotherapy. Unfortunately, she relapsed later that year and her treatment required a bone marrow transplant.
Jordan spent months in Washington, DC where her transplant was performed and where doctors monitored her body’s acceptance of the donated cells. In order to help pay for expenses related to her transplant, Jordan’s family opened a One-to-One Fund at The Bone Marrow Foundation to collect donations on her behalf. Happily, Jordan was able to return home during the summer of 2011. While her family’s focus is on her health, Jordan occasionally appears at events and speaks about her experience and the need for donors.