My mom was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis almost 20 years ago, when I was 10 years old. In 2007 she went to the doctor for a routine check up. She was then diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, an extremely aggressive form of the cancer. When she got her diagnosis, she was scheduled to take her car to the shop that afternoon. Her response to the doctor was, "I'm sorry, I have an oil change this afternoon." Her perspective never changed and she valiantly fought through intense rounds of chemo and radiation, and beat the odds. Two years later, on April 27th 2010, my mom was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a 15% chance of survival, caused by the chemo treatment she had from breast cancer. She entered the hospital that day, and did not return home until December 22. I was her bone marrow donor, and knew in my heart from the moment she was diagnosed that I would be her match and she would make it through this fight. She went on life support, she went off life support, she went on, she went off. Her kidneys failed, her heart failed, her lungs filled with fluid, her body was ravaged with infection. One year to the day, my mother is not a miracle. The power of our family surrounding her with love and faith prevailed. My mom has not rejected my marrow, her cancer is in remission, and in the end, because she now carries my immune system instead of her own, she no longer has multiple sclerosis. My mom, my dad, my sister, and I; we all had our jobs and roles in this journey. None of us would have made it without the devotion from the others.
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