Patients in Need
Shahnaz Haque - FL
Shahnaz is a 31 year old young woman who suffers of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). In order to survive Shahnaz needs to find a perfect bone marrow match. A bone marrow transplant is her only chance of survival. Shahnaz is a South Asian Descendant, because tissue type is inherited there is a greater possibility to find a match within the patient's own race or ethnicity. This is the reason why Shahnaz family and friends invite all South Asian Decedents to register as bone marrow donors by visiting one of our bone marrow drives.
For more information of how you can help Shahnaz find her match, please contact Priscilla Panizza.
Mandy Manocchio - NY
Mandy is the most generous and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, cousin, niece and friend anyone could ask for. Her strength and positive energy have been an inspiration since recently being diagnosed with Leukemia in July 2013. Mandy is keeping her usual sense of humor and positive mind set through her whole treatment, but a bone marrow transplant is needed to save her life.
PLEASE help Mandy by becoming a bone marrow donor and hopefully save her. Asian donors are most likely be the best match. For mor information of how to help Mandy, please contact Priscilla Panizza.
Neftali Hernandez - IL
Neftali Hernandez is a 35 year old Mexican, resident of Ilinois, city of DesPlains. Neftali has being under treatment for Aplastic Anemia for the past 3 years. Because of this terrible disease, Neftali is no longer able to work and support his family, in the past he was a strong young man who held jobs such as roofing and landscaping, restaurant jobs etc. He used to play soccer and go out with his friends. After his diagnoses, Neftali can no longer live a normal life, unless he receives a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately none of his 4 siblings are compatible donors to him, so Neftali needs the help of strangers who register as bone marrow donors in order to find his match and overcome his disease. If you would like to help Neftali by hosting a bone marrow drive, please contact Priscilla Panizza.
Jeffrey Budnechky - FL
Jeff Bud, 25 year old, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in January 2013. This big change in his life has not dampened his spirits and although waiting for a bone marrow transplant to survive, he lives every day to the fullest. Jeff took a mission to improve the lives of all those affected by blood disorders, helping ensure that the marrow they need to survive, is readily available.
Jeff is looking for a donor in the Brazilian and Argentinean communities, since his parents come from both countries.
If you would like to help Jeff, please contact Priscilla Panizza for more information.
Nancy Newby - FL
Nancy Newby, a McNeal elementary school teacher in Manatee County is battling Multiple Myeloma. In order to survive she needs to find a bone marrow donor, but no one in her family was found as a match. Nancy loves her students and her students love her. She has impacted her community showing her strength and will to survive, taking her time between treatment sections to hold bone marrow drives and educate everyone about bone marrow donation.
To learn how to help Nancy by scheduling drives or registering as bone marrow donor, please contact Priscilla Panizza.
Rebecca Salame - NJ
Rebecca Salame, 49 years old, Sephardic Jewish and a loving mother, who is battling for her own life after being diagnosed with Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. The search for a donor can be hard but she doesn’t lose hope and never stops inspiring everyone around her. If you are a Serphardic Jewish, please stop at a drive and register, you might be Rebecca’s cure. “Help me to help others avoid the pain of not having a donor. Whether we find a match or not, let’s save lives” – Rebecca Salame.
If you would like to help Rebecca by organizing a bone marrow drive or registering as bone marrow donor, please contact Priscilla Panizza.
Albexander Torres - NY
Albexander Torres is a 4 year old who was diagnosed with a rare disease (Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome). Only one of every million children carries this disease. In order to find cure, Albexander must find a compatible bone marrow donor by holding marrow drives throughout the country. Albexander is targeting the Puerto Rican community since heritage is so important when it comes to find a match.
If you would like to help Albexander on his search for a match please contact Priscilla Panizza for more information.
Luis Danvers - NY
Luis Danvers is an 8 year old suffering of Acute Lymphocyte Leukemia (ALL).
Luis is very active in his drives when he is healthy enough to attend them. Unfortunately, Luis can’t live his life as any other 8 year old. His trips to the hospital are more constant then his trips to the playground. Luis needs a bone marrow transplant not only to live his life as a regular 8 year old but he needs it in order to survive.
If you would like to help Luis, please contact Priscilla Panizza to learn more about our patient services.
Joyce Mack - NY
Joyce Mack, born and raised in Jamaica, is a 59 year old mother of 7 children. She was diagnosed with Leukemia in March of 2012 and relapsed in April of 2013. Her best chance for survival is a bone marrow transplant, but first she must find a match. Did you know that of the 10 million registered donors, less than 7% are black? That's why Joyce and all people of color urgently need your help—finding a suitable match is more likely within one’s own race.
If you would like to help Joyce by holding bone marrow drives in honor of her or registering as a potential donor, please contact Priscilla Panizza.