Friday, January 4, 2013

Love For Lana Part2

We posted about Lana's journey with HLH a few months ago and were so excited her brother was a match, but do to complications the bone marrow transplant could not take place, leaving Lana back at square 1- looking for a match. Here is her update. View 1st blog here.

Lana Leake
**UPDATE** My brother was an identical donor match for me. He had a stem cell collection on October 23, 2012, but didn't give enough. They let him go home and rest and rejuvenate for about a month, and brought him back for stem collection. This time, he gave even less. They said it was because of his prior radiation due to prostate cancer and possibly his age. Now they have decided to find another adult donor. If you haven't already done so, please get tested. It is a simple swab test and the collection is given by IV, just like giving blood. Just think, if you are lucky enough to be a donor, the life you save may be a family member, a friend, a neighbor, a stranger, or me.

January 11th: **UPDATE** I went to Morgantown yesterday to hear "the plan". Well, there is not one as far as he is concerned. God has a plan, but did not tell the doctor yet. I have such a rare HL type, they are unable to find a donor. Said they will keep searching, but have already ran a worldwide search. He said the only other alternative would be to have my son be the donor. We will have to go to John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland for a consult. Not sure that it will be successful. I am now more than scared, I am terrified. I have so much to live for and will not go down without a fight.I want to thank everyone for their prayers and concerns. I am asking that you please keep me in your prayers and askiing anyone out there who hasn't already done so, to please, please get tested to be a donor. If not for me, for others out there who are in the same position I am in. Sending love, hugs and prayers to all of you. ♥ ♥ ♥

Lana Leake at PO Box 241, Cannelton, WV 25036.

1 comment:

  1. May you rest in eternal peace Lana. Until we meet again... xoxoxoxox