8 hours ago
Monday, March 17, 2014
Dr. Edus J. Warren, III, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center, telephoned to report that researchers at M.D. Anderson, Johns Hopkins, and the Fred Hutch, have conducted deep level sequencing and DNA extraction on my blood samples collected during bone marrow transplant and follow-up. "Your recovery is remarkable," Dr. Warren reports. "Your leukemia has not come back and your immune system is rebounding. We want to find out why your T and B cells are increasing and how we can do this more often with other patients. We need five more tubes of your blood." I agreed to send blood and told Dr. Warren that what researchers find in the test tubes is only part of the story. Thank you family and friends who participate in the miracle and continue in prayer.