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Beth Galvin - June 2016
At 19 and beginning her sophomore year of college, Megan Patton found a lump and soon after receiving a diagnosis of AML. She recalls such a strong fear of a bone marrow transplant that she had at times almost wished there would be no match. However, her sister was a match, and following grueling rounds of chemo, the transplant worked.
Unfortunately for Patton, she relapsed one year later and needed another bone marrow transplant. This time around, with the memory of the previous round's treatment, she was almost more nervous. However, as was fortunately the case, the transplant succeeded and now, 8 years out, Patton is a cancer nurse, working at the Winship Cancer Institute's Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, where she herself had received treatment not long ago.
Patton shares, "It's been amazing...I really feel blessed to be in the position to help patients...because I remember how much it helped me to see patients who had gotten through it."
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Original source: www.fox5atlanta.com