In many ways, Maly Lee and Mason are just like any other mother and young son. But in other ways, their relationship is very different. Maly and her husband are part parents, part caregivers for their 20-month-old, who was born with serious birth defects and other issues, all related to a rare genetic disorder called Fanconi Anemia.
Lisa Garys Korsland enjoyed a busy lifestyle for years, living abroad in the U.K. and Switzerland, raising her three children and working as an engineer for General Mills. But it all came to an abrupt end in December of 2010. A simple twist of an ankle led to a diagnosis of leukemia. She knew it was just a matter of time before she would need a life-saving marrow transplant.
In November, WCCO introduced you to a 3-year-old girl in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant.
How do you thank a total stranger for saving your life? It’s a question Jenna Langer has been thinking about for more than a year.
When he was just 1-year-old, Caleb Nord was diagnosed with a life-threatening immune disorder called H.L.H. Months later, he received a bone marrow transplant from a complete stranger, saving his life.
The Minneapolis-based National Marrow Donor Program is celebrating its 50,000th transplant.
A Rochester woman who saved a life by donating her kidney is also getting a second chance at life.