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March 21, 2006

The Angel Lai Story: From Deaths's Door To A Normal Four-year-old

Topics: Medicine

With world news media focused on violence, disasters, conflict and other similar "newsworthy" events, it's always nice to hear of a meaningful and heartwarming story that almost every family can identify with - the survival of a child against certain death. Even better, when it involves a life-saving medical procedure.

When Angel Lai was just six month's old her health was going downhill fast with advanced leukaemia that had taken her little body to death's door in less than a month. In fact, doctors had given her less than a 10 per cent chance of survival. At the time, her frantic parents were on the verge of loosing their only daughter.

Then two things happened that would eventually save Angel's life: Her mom conceived a second child; and, a doctor told her mom about cord blood stem cell transplants.

Today, little four-year-old Angel Lai, a child whose doctors only gave a 10% chance of survival, is now a healthy, happy little girl, thanks to a stem cell donation from her baby brother.

Posted by Richard at March 21, 2006 12:21 PM

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