Meet Ivy.

Acute Lymphoid Leukemia

Ivy Moss isn’t quite ten years old yet, but she’s already dealt with a daunting illness during her young life.

In January 2015, Ivy was diagnosed with refractory T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a bone marrow cancer. Leukemia occurs when an overgrowth of immature cells, called blasts, in the bone marrow crowds out production of red and white blood cells and platelets. A decrease in normal blood cells ultimately causes the life-threatening symptoms of leukemia.

It was soon obvious that Ivy needed a bone marrow transplant.

But because she is of a mixed race, the search for a donor match was tough. Amazingly, she underwent a mismatched unrelated donor (MMUD) umbilical cord blood transplant in July of the same year.

And now, at more than one year since her transplant, Ivy is in remission with minimal complications and is helping raise money for pediatric cancer research.

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