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For those at the treatment stage; be patient, draw strength from within and those around you. Remember all times come to pass and never to stay. For those post treatment, be bold and do not be held captive by fear. I genuinely feel lucky to have experienced what I have. For you can never appreciate life until you have nearly lost it.
If you are like me, a mixed race male, there is every chance that a 50% match donor might be your best course of treatment. Here's what I wish I'd been told...
As a 22-year-old it never did dawn on me that I could get ill long term.