September 10, 2019 | Patient Stories
Still Smiling – David Gonzales Shares His Story
David Gonzales shares his story from Centro Church in Dallas, Texas.
David has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, recurring 4 times in his life. He has undergone 415 days of chemo and radiation and he is currently in remission.
Despite his disease, he still smiles. He is living his life and he continues to support his community by holding bone marrow drives with the Icla da Silva Foundation.
Hispanic and Latino persons who are suffering from various blood cancers, only have a 23% chance of finding a matching donor. A 23% chance at a life-saving cure.
There simply aren’t enough Latinos included on the registry.
A matching bone marrow or stem cell donor is the only cure for many patients.
Together, we can increase the likelihood of finding a match by asking as many people as possible to join the Be The Match registry.
Watch the short video below where Dave shares his story. After you join the registry, share with your family and friends so they may also join the registry. Help us change the odds…help us save more lives.
Written by Bret Itskowitch, special thanks to Andres David Lopez for shooting and editing.