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Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson

Cellular Therapy, Recipient, Wisconsin

Michael was 39 when he was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He underwent five different types of chemotherapy treatments, and currently receives CAR-T cellular therapy to turn his own cells into cancer fighters. 

While Michael may still need a bone marrow transplant to survive, he is hopeful that new research and discoveries into CAR-T cell therapy can help him and other patients conquer cancer and get a second chance at life. 

“CAR-T research is important, because it works and gives hope,” he says.

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Shelita Furlow

Jovan Wilder

Jovan Wilder was one day short of his 19th birthday when he was hit by a stray bullet and subsequently pronounced brain dead. A registered organ donor, Jovan donated his liver, kidneys and heart to give others a second chance at life.

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Tanya Trimborn

Cai Benavides

Cai Benavides was 22 years old when he passed away on Feb. 14, 2018, following a drug overdose. As a registered organ donor, Cai donated his kidneys and liver to help two patients in need.

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Juan Alcala

Juan Alcala

Toward the end of 2015, Juan began feeling unwell. But when the feeling persisted for several weeks, he decided to see a doctor.

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