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Lymphoma Patient Receives Gift of Life from Bone Marrow

By CSMMayo

Ron Wilson with his sons Jerry and Dan during the holidays

Twelve years ago, Ron Wilson woke up with a swollen neck and knew something was very wrong. After visiting his doctor, he learned that his blood counts were off the charts. Consultation with an oncologist revealed shocking news – Ron was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) & Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a non-curable but treatable form of blood cancer.

For the next 10 years, Ron fought the disease with multiple cycles of chemotherapy. His disease went through cycles of remission and relapse, including an especially severe bout more than two years ago when Ron was told he needed a bone marrow transplant to survive. Ron and his family were stunned. Until this point, they had been told they had nothing to worry about as long as his blood counts were kept under control. Read the rest of this entry »

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