Family Shares Journey with AML During Coronavirus

AML Patient Story: Dealing with Leukemia During Coronavirus

Imagine dealing with acute myeloid leukemia and facing a stem cell transplant all while the world is dealing with the impact of COVID-19. AML patient Elaine Barr and her care partner Denny Barr discuss how Elaine's AML diagnosis and treatment have impacted their family and friends. Even in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, Elaine and Denny share how they found support, how the newly approved combination of Vidaza and Venetoclax became Elaine's "miracle" and how the AML diagnosis affected their entire family.

At the time of this interview, it was unknown if Elaine would be able to have a stem cell transplant. We are excited to report that she received her transplant on July 22, 2020, and is doing well. This story will continue...

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This article was originally published July 27, 2020 and most recently updated November 9, 2020.
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