"Before telling you my story, it is important to say that I am a member of the Carreras Foundation and I am immensely proud to be able to help the research into this disease with my grain of sand. Together, we will one day make leukaemia a 100% curable disease.
This story began on the 4th of December 2006, when I was forced to go to Olot Hospital after feeling very tired for a number of days. A couple of hours later I was admitted to the Josep Trueta Hospital in Girona, and very few days were needed to confirm the worst possible diagnosis: chronic myeloid leukaemia.
Gosh, that is a cancer... what a shock. You always think that it cannot happen to you. My world turned upside down and at first I didn't believe it. Denial is followed by anger and you ask "why me?" and finally you end up accepting it, facing the disease and fighting to be brave in order to face up to reality. However, I wasn't alone as I had my family, and my friends... and I didn't want to deceive them.
After lots of tests and time, a compatible bone marrow donor was found thanks to the José Carreras Foundation and on the 27th of April I had a bone marrow transplant. It was hard and had many complications but in the end it all went well.
Time has gone by and nowadays I am much better, although there have been harder times due to the side effects (diabetes, heart attack, and more).
My plan for life now is to live day by day, set little goals and fight to achieve them."
If you want more information about the donation of bone marrow to help people like Jordi (and many other patients) to have the opportunity of a cure, click HERE. Remember that the donation of bone marrow is altruistic, anonymous, and universal. If you register as a bone marrow donor, you could be making a donation to a person from anywhere in the world. If you want more information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on our free phone number (in Spain) 900 32 33 34.
You could also become a member of the José Carreras Foundation. With a little amount you could help us to continue our research.