ALL Leukemia

Breakthrough Therapy

ALL Leukemia Breakthrough Treatment is reaching 
wider circles with success! 
To read more about these exciting results in the New York Times, Click here

 

Click the link above to read about a new breakthrough treatment, funded for years by Leukemia & Lymphoma Society which Megan's Wings has been supporting a $10,000 Research Grant for ALL Leukemia with for the last 5 years. It warms my heart to hear our fundraising efforts have helped in the development of a new personalized immunotherapy treatment, fast tracked by the FDA (which I've been told rarely happens) to help difficult resistant relapsed ALL patients, when no other treatments are working. Megan was one of these ALL Leukemia kids who had relapsed, resistant Leukemia and her disease was not responding to any treatment. After a bone marrow transplant failed, there was no other options for our little girl 11 years ago. This breakthrough treatment was 1st shared about a year ago (Fire vs Fire video on youtube) with 10 initial patients, all on their deathbeds, with no other treatment options available. This new article shares the success of phase 2- a 2nd larger test group (30 patients), 25 were children, the majority achieving full remission. It is such great news to hear that they are able to reproduce the good results beyond the initial small test group making the success real and soon available in other major hospitals and cancer centers. I thank God there is now something for these relapsed difficult cases like Megan, who had no other options. I am so thankful our donations to LLS may have helped play a small part in bringing this treatment to these relapsed patients. We will always have a heavy heart that something like this wasn't available yet for Megan 11 years ago, but it is so comforting to know our hard work and efforts over the years are helping other families who may not lose their child because of this new personalized immunotherapy option.

Megan's Wings, Inc. 
1042 N. Mountain Avenue, Ste. B303
Upland, CA 91786 • Phone (909) 532-8135

Megan’s Wings was founded in January 2005 in memory of 9 yr old Megan Savage who lost her Leukemia battle on April 2nd, 2003. During Megan’s 2 1/2 yr struggle with cancer, the Savage family met other families struggling to cope financially and emotionally. It’s often necessary for a parent to cut back hours at work or one parent quit work to care for their sick child. Money eventually runs short to pay the bills & expenses increase such as gas expense for numerous appointments and hospital stays, phone calls to family, meals away from home, increased medical bills. Treatment often stretches into years with relapse, making it difficult to recover financially, even with savings. It is our wish to help ease the financial burden and foster hope through caring so families can concentrate on their sick child.

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