Winship Cancer Institute holds a special place in my heart. As an ongoing survivor, I have been a patient at Winship for 12 years. My journey started during my sophomore year of college, when I was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, as a precursor to a rare disease called Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria. Basically, my bone marrow stopped working. Through countless spinal taps, blood transfusions, injections, chemo infusions, hospitalizations, the list goes on, I am lucky and fortunate to still be here, and to still be able to give my support to Winship. It has been a life-changing journey that I am still on, and one that I would have no way of beating and living a "normal and healthy" life without the support and care of my incredible providers at Winship. A very special reflection and nod to my late hematologist and pioneer in leukemia research, Dr. H. Jean Khoury, who passed a few years ago. I would not be here without him.
A little bit more about Winship - for over 80 years, Winship has been a national leader in seeking out new ways to defeat cancer and translating that knowledge into outstanding patient care. Today, with over 250 active Phase I, II and III clinical trials, Winship researchers are dedicated to taking new cancer treatments from bench to bedside. With your contribution today, we can make real progress to help save and improve the lives of those affected by cancer.
I’m so excited to be joining other supporters and families in the Atlanta community for the virtual Winship Win the Fight 5K!
Thank you for supporting Winship! - Sheba