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One-Year-Old Boy Receives His Life-Saving Transplant

We were able to remove several barriers during his journey to a cure.

John was diagnosed with leukemia as a 2-month-old baby.

Obviously, his parents were concerned. They needed help understanding all the information about options and challenges. They weren’t sure what to expect or how to navigate the process.

They wanted the details in plain language.

The Icla da Silva Foundation helped John’s family overcome their first barrier.

With so much time traveling to receive treatments, and with so many tests and appointments scheduled, it was impossible for them to keep a regular work schedule. The family had a hard time making ends meet.

This was their second barrier.

Thanks to our generous supporters, we were able to provide funding to assist John’s family with housing needs.

By removing this barrier, his family was able to focus on treatment.

We are happy to report that John recently received a cord blood transplant. His body has accepted the new cells.

(watch a :30 video of his transplant)

We wish this little boy a happy, healthy life; a life that every child deserves.

Our supporters played an important role to ensure that another life was saved.

If you haven’t donated recently, please consider making a gift to help more patient families like John and his parents.

Together, we will continue to make a difference.

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Written by: Bret Itskowitch

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