Loren Hemingway

First post: 7/13/2016 Latest post: 2/17/2017

It started with a minor cut finger that became very painful and swollen. Loren soon learned that his bone marrow had failed and he was no longer making red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Loren is 24 years old, and this is very unusual for someone his age, so doctors did more tests and found that Loren has a genetic type of bone marrow failure called Fanconi Anemia, type A. The only cure is a bone marrow transplant. Fanconi Anemia causes all of Loren's cells be fragile and unable to repair themselves when damaged. That makes it vital for Loren to be followed and treated at a Fanconi Anemia Center where all the staff have experience with these patients.
It's a long story how we ended up going to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, but it's good to be here! 


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