Marla’s Journey to Recovery

It has been a long five-year battle for 38-year-old Marla. Marla has traveled nearly 3,000 miles from Ecuador to the NIH in order to receive treatment for diffuse large B cell lymphoma, a type of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Marla was attending medical school in 2015 to become an OB-GYN when she noticed that she was experiencing […]

Beth: A Grateful Patient

After receiving treatment at the NIH twice in her lifetime, Beth Cooper says that the National Institutes of Health campus feels like home to her. Beth currently serves as the Vice President of Friends of Patients at the NIH’s board, but her ties to the NIH stem back to when she was an NIH pediatric […]

A Family Man’s Road to Recovery

Christian’s world turned upside down when he was diagnosed with mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), a widely dispersed infection throughout his body. According to Christian’s doctor, Dr. Steve Holland, due to Christian’s symptoms, it was apparent he has an immune dysfunction. Since Christian’s arrival at the Clinical Center in January, Dr. Holland has been trying to […]

A Grateful Patient Now Helping Others

If you ask Carolyn C. her age, she’ll be ecstatic to tell you that she is turning 63 very soon. Why is she so excited? “Nobody would’ve even imagined I’d make it to 63,”Carolyn said.

“I’m the New Me” – An Update on Madalynn One Year After Her Bone Marrow Transplant

In February 2019, Madalynn was lying in a hospital bed at the Clinical Center, facing complications after her bone marrow transplant. Fast forward to February 2020 when Madalynn, now 24 years old, visited the Clinical Center for her one-year follow-up. She feels happy, healthy and essentially symptom-free. Madalynn suffered from a GATA 2 Deficiency, a […]

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