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Inspirational Stories


AML Survivor

Everything was picture perfect in my life. A beautiful family with two beautiful daughters and husband. And then, in March 2009, I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

I had been recovering from aplastic anemia since 2002. However, AA progressed into AML. A transplant was the best cure available and a kind unrelated donor was found who gave a new lease to my life. After a painful bone marrow transplant recovery, I am now in remission. My older daughter just went to college and my younger daughter is in fourth grade.

Did I mention that I was an Indian dance teacher, choreographer and dancer myself? I still dance and teach and choreograph at my dance studio in Pittsburgh. I love gardening, cooking, reading, writing,and helping others through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This year I hosted a special fundraiser for LLS called DANCE FOR CURE where I presented dances of India along with other dance companies in Pittsburgh. We need to keep fundraising to help stomp away blood cancer!