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Cammy Lee Leukemia Foundation, Inc.

Board of Directors:

James Chang
Kevin Ching M.D.
Sharon Lau
Stella Lee Leong

Gregory Hachey

Gregory Hachey

Diagnosed: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), 2000
Ethnicity: Filipino & Caucasian
Location: Puyallup, WA

Quoted from his website:

"Hello. My name is Greg Hachey. I am eleven years old. I may have only months to live. This is why: I have leukemia, a cancer of the blood. I underwent chemotherapy for 2 ½ years starting in May of 2000. Unfortunately, the leukemia relapsed this May. This means that it is resistant to chemo. The best chance for a cure for this disease is a stem-cell or bone marrow transplant.

Without it I may die.

To receive a transplant, I must find an exact tissue-matched donor. Because tissue type varies by ethnicity, my matching donor will most likely be found among people like myself, i.e., people with one parent being Caucasian and the other Filipino and/or full blooded Filipino.

Greg & the governer of Washington, Gary Locke
Greg & the governer of Washington, Gary Locke
Also, others of Asian heritage may also be a donor match for me i.e., an individual with one parent that is Caucasian and the other being Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc. Who knows a full-blooded Asian may be my perfect match? I just pray everyone will donate so, if not I, others will be given the gift of life. I'm told that the likelihood of finding a match is like winning the lottery.

... My father, mother and brother have been tested and, sadly, do not match. Others in my family have also been tested and still, no luck. I have not found a matching donor.I am presently undergoing more intensive chemotherapy and not feeling very well. Nonetheless, I am doing my best to be strong. I tell my family I'm doing okay, but to tell the truth I am a little afraid at times, and do try to hold back my tears.

You and your friends can make the difference between life and death for me, as well as for others, present and future, who suffer from this cancer. It takes just fifteen minutes of your time, a simple blood test will determine, if you are my match. Please help save my life by registering with your local bone marrow donor program.

My family: My loving dad is retired from the United States Army with over 20 years active duty. My loving mother is Filipino. She too served in the United States Army. This is where they met. I love and cherish my parents and my brother dearly.

I am sad that my life is being threatened by a random disease. I am far more saddened by the possibility of being separated forever, in as little as a few months, from my loving family and many friends. And I wish more than anything to continue enjoying this blessing we call Life. ... Please browse my website to learn more about bone marrow donation and how to register. I'll try to have more added to this site, as time allows for you to meet me a bit more, my loved ones, and my leukemia. You might find some sadness here, but know there is happiness here, as well; because of those like you. Thank you for taking the time to visit my web page, and I hope you will be able to register as a bone marrow donor, soon."

- Greg Lachey, patient

 
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