Be the Match Patient Stories


Paulina's Story

Paulina, now age 8, seems like your typical third grader. She likes math and riding her bicycle and is a great big sister and friend. In fact, from afar, you might never suspect that the young, smiling child you see has overcome more challenges in her young age than most may face in a lifetime.

Blayklie and Steph's Story

Blayklie Knapp was diagnosed with acute mylogenous leukemia at 18 months old; she and her family found out that she needed a bone marrow transplant to cure her of her leukemia. Read and learn more about how a Be The Match donor help Blayklie receive her transplant and the relationship that was to come between her and her donor.

Sonia's Story

As an adult, Sonia decided to seek a cure through a bone marrow transplant. Though she has three younger siblings, Sonia does not have a match and has not been able to find an unrelated donor. Learn more about Sonia's experience at Children's Health and how Be The Match donor dive can help Sonia along with many other children get the transplants they are needing.

Cheyene's story

At 16 years old, Cheyene Mills’ received a lifesaving bone marrow transplant in her third search for a match. Read and learn about Cheyene's experience with Children's Health and Be The Match donor drive.


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