Transplant Patient Named Girl of the Year

Jordan Jemsek named Girl of the Year

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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 Jemsek returns to Charlotte

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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.

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About The Bone Marrow Foundation

Founded in 1992, The Bone Marrow Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for bone marrow, stem cell, and cord blood transplant patients and their families by providing vital financial assistance, emotional support, and comprehensive educational programs. The Foundation is the only organization of its kind that does not limit assistance to a specific disease, type of transplant or age range.

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