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Michael Treinen loses his leukemia battle

Posted Jun 13 2009 12:06am

You may remember me blogging here about Michael Treinen, a 19 year old from our town of Noblesville battling leukemia, specifically AML. His story hit home as so many of our kids with Tri21 battle leukemia, yet having that extra chromosome is actually a benefit in the battle against cancer. Pretty cool in a cancer/extra-chromosome kinda way.

The other issue is that Michael's insurance was tapped at the 1 Million dollar mark. Many of our kids with tri21 have health issues that tap their funds early too which is so, so unfortunate. I so hope the communities in which children with Down sydrome need financial assistance would rally to their help, like Noblesville did for Michael.....

But Michael lost his battle before he could qualify for the stem cell transplant, as his remission didn't last. The story is here.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Treinen family, and I hope the money goes to good use to battle leukemia for all populations.

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