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Honored Kid Brooke Vittimberga Age 22

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Location
Orinda, CA, US
Diagnosis
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
Date of Diagnosis
June 2015
Status
In remission
Treated At
Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland

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I grew up a healthy kid, but during my sophomore year of college I became very sick and was eventually diagnosed with high-risk (Ph ) AML on June 18, 2015. My first round of chemo failed, and after a salvage round I was able to get into remission and have a bone marrow transplant from my brother on Sept. 24, 2015.

My treatment has left me with chronic graft vs. host disease of the skin, mouth, eyes, and liver as well as permanent alopecia (they say your hair will grow back, but I got so unlucky!). I am passionate about supporting research that can make not only make our treatments more effective, but also leave patients with fewer lasting effects. Thank you for supporting St. Baldrick's and their commitment to childhood cancer research!
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