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Arcadia Woman Survives Cancer and Returns to Work galen PATTERSON galen.patterson303@gmail.com

I Readers’ Choice 2019 Revealed Soon Check out which of your favorites won the title The Readers’ Choice 2019 publication is two weeks away! You have selected the nominees and voted for the businesses you think deserve the title as your favorite and recommended local establishments. This year’s winners will be announced in our Readers’ Choice publication which will be inserted in our weekly papers — Arcadia Weekly, Monrovia Weekly, and Pasadena Independent — on Aug 29. You can also visit the social media sites of the aforementioned publications for leaks on who won what. A digital version (e-edition) of the publication will be sent

directly to all of our e-newsletter subscribers before the print edition comes out. Sign up at Arcadiaweekly.com, Monroviaweekly.com or PasadenaIndependent.com to receive it. Thank you for participating throughout the process in this year’s Readers’ Choice. Congratulate your local winners and stop by to see why they were recommended and voted the favorites for Readers’ Choice 2019. Publication Date: Aug. 29. For any questions regarding Readers’ Choice, email info@beaconmedianews.com or call (626) 301-1010.

n September of 2015, Renee Soriano had just given birth to her third child via C- Section when she began to notice strange health problems. Her body wasn’t operating the way it used to. She bruised easily, had irregular bleeding patterns and was continuously exhausted, which she may have overlooked due to the fact that she was working, going to school and raising three children. By the time she ought to have recovered from child birth, she had not yet done so. After she had contacted a doctor and run some tests, she found that her blood cell levels were abnormally low. Her doctor thought she may be anemic. After more testing, she received a call from her doctor advising her to go to the emergency room very quickly, “and I never left,” said Soriano. She says that the emergency room wait usually takes a while, but this time, she was taken in immediately. At

Renee Soriano and her family on National Survivor Day in 2019. – Courtesy photo / Renee Soriano

Arcadia Methodist Hospital, she was diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of leukemia with mutations, a form of cancer that is rare for a female in her 40s to develop. She shared her diagnosis with her co-workers at The California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech), and in a stroke of luck, one of her co-workers happened to run into a high ranking member of a local hospital, who admitted and treated her rapidly. Renee needed a bone marrow donor. She had a

family member that was a match, but could not donate. Then the hospital found a 22 year-old woman in Long Island who was a 90 percent match and willing to donate. On August 23, 2016, Renee received the surgery that saved her life, a day that medical professionals tend to refer to as a re-birth day. Read More at, ArcadiaWeekly.com, under Feature

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