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The road ahead is long and Michael is going to need a few passengers. Are you ready to ride with us? Gloves Up & Ready to Fight

Recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Michael Krutchick, begins his fight to become a cancer survivor and to raise awareness of this disease. So what is Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)? AML is a quick
developing cancer which starts inside bone marrow.
This type of cancer is typically found in adults around 60, making Michael's diagnosis rare. The abnormal cells in his bone marrow are growing rapidly; therefore healthy blood cells are decreasing and bone marrow function is diminishing. Thankfully Michael's healthcare
team is aggressive and are hopeful of a remission period after his initial rounds of chemotherapy.
Michael was admitted to NY Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center on October 3, 2011. He is a patient on the 10th floor, where he has just finished a 10 day (24 hours each day!) chemotherapy treatment. I told you he's brave!! Michael has also undergone several platelet and blood transfusions to help get his AML under control. Vincent (big bro) has been swabbed to see if his stem cells are a match. These stem cells will eventually play a valuable role in Michael's continued treatment. We will know more about this when Michael enters part two of the treatment process. Tomorrow (10/19) Michael is having his third bone marrow biopsy to see if there are abnormal cells left after this round of chemotherapy. It's an uncomfortable procedure for him & we need you to help us keep him on the up & up.


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