Here is a photo of Barry that was just taken today. Overall, he is doing fairly well. I was told last week that they have identified two cord bloods that are both a 4 out of 6 match. Although this is not the best match, it is good to know that we at least have a cord blood match that we can work with if no other better matches turn up. The earliest date that Barry can have his second bone marrow transplant is in October 2010.
My name is Barry and I was born on April 9th, 2009. I have acute biphenotypic leukemia and I want to educate others about becoming a potential bone marrow donor. I passed away peacefully on Thursday August 5, 2010 at 1:05AM at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital with my mom, dad, and aunt by my side.