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Anthony's Journey

Anthony Daniels didn't know how much strength he had until being strong was the only option.

In 2011, Anthony was attending Fordham University and playing collegiate ice hockey when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Anthony fought the cancer into remission twice over the next two years – all while continuing his studies.

In 2013, when his cancer returned for the third time, Anthony learned that his best hope for survival was a bone marrow transplant. No matching donor was found in his family or on the bone marrow registry. While searching for a match, Anthony began training as a boxer as a way to motivate himself, focusing on getting strong and competing in the ring. “It really helped me emotionally, physically and mentally,” Anthony explained.

Sometimes he headed straight to the gym from his chemotherapy treatments. "It was really hard but afterwards, I'd be tougher,” he said. “I was able to deal with the nausea.” Anthony fought his cancer in and out of the ring to help himself and inspire other patients to never give up.

I made a choice, a choice that has changed my life, I chose to be strong.

Recently, Anthony learned that his lymphoma has spread. He is exploring a treatment option that will help build his immunity so that in the next 6-12 months, he will be strong enough for a transplant.

But a matching donor must be found in order for him to survive past 12 months.

Despite this setback, Anthony is more determined than ever to keep fighting. His mission is to raise awareness and to register as many new potential donors as he can to help find a match that could give him – and others patients like him – a second chance at life.

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The @velosportsctr will host the 4th leg of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup on February 24-25, 2017. This event brings world class competitors from the Olympics and World Championships to the United States.  For those two days, DKMS will be swabbing on behalf of our patient Mark Scott.  A champion cyclist, Mark has led an active and vibrant life, conquering hundreds of tough races -- including the coveted National Championships -- and winning the love and friendship of the entire cycling community. On June 8, 2015, Mark was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). This has taken him out of his beloved cycling world. Under doctors care, Mark is undergoing aggressive chemotherapy treatments. He will need a bone marrow transplant to save his life! Registering as a bone marrow donor is easy. A swab of the cheek can determine if you are a match to a patient in need. If you can't make it to the Velo Sports center, you can register to help Mark and others win their fight against leukemia at dkms.org. #deletebloodcancer #dkms #fightcancer #DKMS #bonemarrowdonor
Two years ago, Heston became ill with what his family thought was the mumps. A visit to the doctor brought the devastating news that he might have leukemia. After many tests and hospital visits, Heston was diagnosed with Shwachman Diamond Syndrome (SDS). Shwachman–Diamond syndrome or Shwachman–Bodian–Diamond syndrome is a rare congenital disorder that involves many systems in the body, including the pancreas, bone marrow, and skeleton.

Earlier this month, the Brooksville Native American Festival held a drive to register more potential lifesavers for Heston. In total, they added 51 people to the national bone marrow registry. Join Heston's fight against leukemia and sign up to become his potential bone marrow donor: dkms.org/register
Hallie's Heroes and DKMS presents Hallie Bea's Shake It Off, created to raise awareness of the need for more people to #GetSwabbed and join the DKMS bone marrow registry. Special thanks to the @fortworthpd and the @fortworthfire for their support and participation in the video. 
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Our DKMS ambassador @cocorocha rang the closing bell with our CEO @carina.ortel and DKMS bone marrow donor @chondraprofit. #deletebloodcancer #fightcancer #DKMS #nasdaq #cocorocha
We're excited! Later today supermodel and #DKMS Ambassador @cocorocha will be ringing the @nasdaq closing bell on our behalf! Follow along: https://livestream.com/nasdaq #deletebloodcancer #dkms #cocorocha
Join the fight against blood cancers by starting your own fundraiser: You can compete in a race, set up a birthday page, or hold a special event. Every $65 you raise helps register one potential lifesaver for patients with blood cancers like leukemia and other deadly diseases. You’ll have tips and tools to help you every step of the way. #deletebloodcancer #dkms #dogood #getinvolved
Meet Ashlie & Matt!

Ashlie is part of the DKMS team in NYC. As a Work-Up Coordinator, Ashlie serves as a point of contact for donors who are called to donate bone marrow to a blood cancer patient in need. This year, Ashlie will run the NYC Half marathon to raise awareness for the need of bone marrow donors.