Congratulations to Stuart H. Orkin, MD, chairman of the department of pediatric oncology at Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center. Dr. Orkin was recently awarded the Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal from the National Academy of Sciences for his pioneering achievements in defining the molecular basis of blood disorders and the mechanisms governing the development of blood stem cells and individual blood lineages. His work has significantly advanced the understanding of human hematologic diseases and revealed new strategies to prevent and manage these disorders. The full story can be read here.
Jim – 35 years old
David – 1 month(now 12 years)
This is David at 1 month old weighing almost 2 pounds. DBA changed our paths in life, but I will ALWAYS be there to hold his hand for he holds my heart.
James Thomas – 3 years
Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.
Anders – 5 years
Keep on Keepin’ On!
Lane – 12 years
Same journey, different paths. Bound together by the same heartaches, triumphs, and hope for a cure. That’s DBA Family!
YouKai (Stephen) – 5 years
We are hopeful that a cure will be discovered soon so that our son doesn’t have to endure pokes and disruptions and can feel good all the time – isn’t that what every child deserves?
Jamie – 7 years
This is Jamie…Jamie is 7 years old, from the U.K… and he has DBA…. he’s brave, he’s strong, and above all, he’s always smiling.
Finn – 5 years
Lily – 10 years
Lily loves everyday she has, especially the ones she’s not in the hospital. Lily is the strongest little girl I know, my hero.
Nathaniel – 7 years
With something so rare, our biggest fear was that our son would battle DBA alone, he never does. Thank you DBA Foundation!