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Joaquín

"Hello, I want to tell you the Joaquín's story:

In 2007, at the age of 3, Joaquín was diagnosed with philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. We were told that the only hope for a cure was to undergo a bone marrow transplant.

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He only has one sister and unfortunately she was not compatible. We are from Perú and in our country it is not possible to undergo a transplant from an unrelated donor, therefore through much effort and sacrifice we managed to bring him to Murcia to receive treatment.

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After many tests and finally achieving complete remission, Joaquín was able to receive a transplant in December 2008 from an unrelated american donor.  The donor was located by the Bone Marrow Donors Registry of the José Carreras Foundation.

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Today, 3 years and 2 months after the transplant, we continue fighting against a graft versus host disease and the side effects from the medication.  However, we carry on with the same strength to go forward".

Aida Horna, Joaquín's mother

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