Stories of you could be the cure.

In Loving Memory

Ava Lee

2008 – 2017

At the age of 5, Ava was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of leukemia. Sadly, Ava was never able to find a donor match on the marrow registry. Her family and doctors decided on another treatment option, a cord blood transplant. After transplant, Ava relapsed. She passed away in January of 2017.

Throughout her treatment, Ava never stopped smiling. She was always in giving mode, even from her hospital bed.

Today, Ava’s family wants to make sure her story, her spirit, and her legacy live on. In honor of Ava, they ask that you join the marrow registry.

Because Ava was Korean and Taiwanese, it was especially hard for her to find a perfect match. Ava’s family wants to spread awareness that ethnicity matters when it comes to marrow donations—and how important it is for those with different ethnic backgrounds—including Asian heritage—to sign up.

WHO WILL YOU SAVE?

HELP SOMEONE FACING A BLOOD DISEASE.
JOIN BE THE MATCH REGISTRY®.