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Kevin Ching M.D.
Sharon Lau
Stella Lee Leong

Sara Aixin Curtis Ruehling

Sara Aixin Curtis Ruehling

Diagnosed: AML
Ethnicity: Chinese
Location: Three Rivers, California

Website: http://www.marrowforsara.org

7 year old Sara was diagnosed with AML one year ago. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments did not defeat the disease, and now Sara needs a transplant in order to survive. This sweet little girl has remained strong and hopeful that a match will be found soon. Sara loves to draw and has a wonderful sense of color.

Sara with a friend at a recent recruitment drive in San Diego, California
Sara with a friend at a recent recruitment drive in San Diego, California

One of Sara's artworks. This a painting of the Ruehling family.
One of Sara's artworks. This a painting of the Ruehling family.

From Sara's website:

"In the early morning hours of August 17, 1998 a newborn baby was left at the base of the main highway and railroad bridge over the Yangtze River in Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, China. The local police officer dutifully delivered the baby to the Nanjing Children's Social Welfare Institute, an orphanage in Nanjing City. The base of the bridge is a common drop off point for babies because it is very near the police station. In May of 1999 a group of 5 families traveled from Boise Idaho to Nanjing to receive babies from the orphanage. Ginger, Robert and 5-year-old Kelsey were members of this group. On May 23 Ginger, Robert and Kelsey were united with their new family member Sara Aixin Curtis Ruehling. After processing many forms, visiting many government offices and the US consulate in Guangzhou the family returned to Boise on May 28.

In February 2004, without warning or reason, Sara began having puzzling symptoms which doctors couldn't explain. After further tests, Sara was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML), a cancer of the blood. Sara has taken a beating from a series of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, but is still suffering from AML. Her only hope for survival is to find a bone marrow donor, quickly."

 
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