July 29, 2008 Mitesh was a first year undergraduate student in Accountancy and Finance at the Business School at the…
Sultan was transplanted in August 1995. He is doing great! Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Here are a few words from him:
“I would like to thank Samar for their commitment and efforts to creating eternal hope for patients and their families. I was diagnosed at the age of nine with leukemia and during this dark time assisted my family and me. They helped inspire me to never give up and lose hope. Their compassion and generosity has reminded me to be able to give back and help inspire other. A personal belief we share is to save one life is to have saved all mankind. Together we all can make a difference.”
Nidha was transplanted in April of 1999. We continue to keep her in our thoughts and prayers.
“The bone marrow transplant saved my life. It allowed me to go back to school and complete my undergraduate studies. I went on to graduate school and received a Masters of Public Health degree from Columbia University. I have been able to do things I would never have imagined – participate in 2 half-marathons, go trekking in Nepal, bathe in the Mediterranean Sea, walk on glaciers in Patagonia – among other wondrous experiences. SAMAR recruited Hemish and his parents to become potential bone marrow donors in 1995. When I needed a transplant 4 years later, SAMAR’s hard work and dedication made it possible for me to find a match. Hemish’s incredible act of kindness is impossible to match but I try to pay it forward by volunteering. I take part in fundraising events such as Cycle for Survival and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. I have mentored a student from an international high school and taught adults English literacy at the library. Donating bone marrow to a complete stranger is a heroic act. I feel truly blessed that SAMAR found this courageous hero for me .”
“The gratitude I feel for my bone marrow transplant cannot be expressed. I am humbled by the kindness of my bone marrow donor and forever in his debt. I have been given the gift of life and with this gift I have graduated college and pursued graduate studies. I hope to serve as a Public Health professional where I can impact the lives of those touched with illnesses.”
Jay was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 1995 at the age of 9. In 1999, the leukemia recurred and after guidance and support from SAMAR to find a match, he received a bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor in August of that same year.
In a heartfelt ceremony held by SAMAR, a grateful Jay and his parents met his donor for the first time. It was a “Patel meets Patel” moment as the donor had lived and grown up in the same neighborhood in India as his parents.
After going to college at Harvard University, Jay is now researcher studying leukemia and other hematologic disorders. He has published more than 20 articles including a recent first-author paper in the New England Journal of Medicine describing the effect of different mutations on the survival of patients with acute myeloid leukemia.
We are pleased to announce that on July 25, 2003 Herschel received a transplant. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
A few words from Parag: “SAMAR is such an awesome organization and I’m so proud of the work your team does! When I first learned of my disease, my initial reaction was panic and fear, until I was approached by the amazing people at SAMAR. They gave me a sense of hope and support that helped me fight through and win my battle. These warm hearted, dedicated individuals gave me and my family the strength we needed and let us know we weren’t alone in our fight. Thank you SAMAR for helping to save my life.”
We are happy to report that Ted has undergone a transplant in 2007 and he is doing well. Please say a prayer for his continued recovery.
We are delighted to announce that Rajesh underwent a bone marrow transplant in the early hours of Friday June 27th, 2008.
We are very happy to inform that Subash has received a transplant on December 2008. Our thoughts and prayers are with him for a quick recovery.