"Hi, my name is Monica and I am 21 years old. On December 23rd 2011, I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. It was horrible news for me and my family and friends but I am truly gratefully for everything they have done for me. With strength and encouragement everything went fine and thanks to the help of my family I have dealt with it better than I thought I would.

Monica leukaemia patient 1

Today, after two months, I am continuing to undergo chemotherapy but, for what I have been told, everything is going very well.

My future plans are: firstly, as soon as everything ends, to celebrate my birthday, which is on father's day and I will not be able to celebrate it. I also want to go to Gran Canaria with my friends and, the most important, I want to live life day by day and second by second but, of course, surrounded by the people who love me. That is what is most important.

I want to send my warmest regards to all of those people suffering from this disease and tell them that with strength we can beat anything."


If you want more information about the donation of bone marrow to help people like Monica (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 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.

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