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.
Sarah – 33 years
Kellan – 22 months
Our son has truly changed our perspective on everything.
Cole – 2 years
While I know the road will not always be without struggle, we will continue to learn more through research and the determination of the amazing DBA community.
Irelynn – 2 years
For Research, For Hope – Commited to helping find a cure for Diamond Blackfan Anemia – Give life, Donate blood.
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.
Jensen – 4 years
Living with DBA is challenging and confusing at times but with the DBAF by your side their information and guidance is PRICELESS.
Sam – 6 years
Future ribosomal protein researcher…he just doesn’t know it yet.
Jim – 35 years old
Audrey – 4 years
Living with DBA is the hardest, yet most fulfilling, aspect of our lives. Audrey is the absolute love of our lives and we are thankful everyday for her.
Raegan – 4 years
Thankfully, our sweet girl functions very well with a low blood count. We couldn’t feel more blessed. There is hope!