LETTER OF THE WEEK
I cried when I read the article about Gabriel’s stroke, his treatment and the wonderful outcome (
Sept 13-14). Almost exactly 20 years ago our son Jamie, aged 22, was diagnosed with Aplastic anaemia, when bone marrow stops producing blood cells. It has a very low survival rate.
After many months in and out of hospital in Adelaide, we found a donor, and he had a bone marrow transplant in Melbourne. After many weeks, and extraordinary medical care, including trialling a new technique, the graft was successful and he has been well ever since.
When he married several years later, we sent photos to the doctors, which made them very happy.
You can never thank the teams who carry out these extraordinary medical achievements enough. Helen Adams Marino