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Everyone has a Story – Mine Includes Leukemia and a Bone Marrow Transplant

(Please share this page if you know someone newly diagnosed with Leukemia)

Practical tips for the newly diagnosed, and their family

If you’re at this page, I’m sorry to hear about your new, very unwelcome diagnosis.  I received my leukemia diagnosis (AML with Extramedulary Disease) on April 3rd, 2017.  Then I had a bone marrow treatment on August 15, 2017, from an unrelated donor.  It wasn’t easy.  But as of January 2024, I am still here today.

The document below is a list of 70+ specific and practical tips that can make a substantive difference to both the person who was diagnosed, and their families.  (It does not include medical advice, nor does it include “alternative” therapies – I’m not qualified in these areas.)

Practical Leukemia Tipsheet for the newly diagnosed (7 easy-reading pages)

After you go through the document, and if you think it would be helpful, I would be happy to answer any questions.  You can book a direct “zoom” meeting with me by going to  (As my time is constrained, family is welcome to listen in for support, but I would prefer to speak directly to the person who was diagnosed.)


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