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At the age of 2 and a half, I had a boo-boo in the blood called leukemia (a JMML, a rare form of leukemia). I did not eat much, and I did not take any more weight. I received a cord blood stem cell transplant as a treatment.
I stayed almost 120 days in a sterile room where I developed many side effects related to the chemotherapy treatments. I received many different blood transfusions before the new cells of my body started to work again. I was not feeling good at all. I had high fevers, a swollen belly with the shape of a basket ball. I could not drink or eat for a long time because of a digestive form of GvHD. I also had redness on my body because of a cutaneous form of GvHD. Everyday I wanted mom to sleep with me, but it was not possible.
Finally, after 3 months, I went home in Papa’s arms. I could not walk anymore. Hospitalizations and the intense follow-ups lasted over than a year. I went back to school when I was 4 years old. Now, I’m still suffering from chronic GvHD. I get to see the physiotherapist twice a week, because my joints have been attacked by donor cells, so they remained blocked.
Nevertheless, I try to make music, football and to learn Chinese. I go to school like every other children!
Victor, age 8, with the help of mom – Paris