Where I've Been and Where I'm Going
My wife says I get long-winded so this is the short version of my story...all the other crazy details about my journey I will relive on my blog and, coming soon, in my book!
After being diagnosed with Fanconi Anemia at 2 1/2, I received the World's First Cord Blood Transplant in 1988 at age 5. The cord blood came from my awesome sister, yep that would be that beautiful redhead you see in the pic. My family packed up their lives and moved to Paris, France to try to save my life. It worked, praise God, and they were able to bring me back home. While I certainly can't say everything was perfect and I didn't have other issues to deal with, I am here today able to share hope with you. I am 27 years post-transplant, healthy and have an amazing family to share the rest of my life with.
I am a patient advocate and now have the wonderful opportunity to work with the pioneering doctors who had a part in saving my life.