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The story of Presley Nash
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Presley was born and thought to be a healthy, normal baby that was just a late developer. The family soon
Presley a few days before the Transplant, aftering enduring countless chemo and radiation treatments.
“Immediately after the transplant, Presley developed sores on her mouth, which eventually developed inside her mouth and caused her airway to close. Because of that, she had to have a tracheotomy. In addition to the trach, she had heart problems, had to have more tubes put in her ears, and also had to have a feeding tube surgically placed in her stomach. She was in the hospital for 212 consecutive days before moving to the Ronald McDonald house. There were many times when the doctors did not think she would make it, and fortunately she proved them wrong.” -Staci Nash, Presley’s mother.
Presley is now 15 years old and attending Greenwood High School. She continues to lead a healthy life after a long recovery.
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Rachel Byrd, Sophormore at Western Kentucky University, registered to be a bone marrow donor approximately one year ago. Last week she recieved an email that stated she is a perfect match for someone in need of a transplant and is currently making plans to take the next steps towards saving a life.
â€œ The fact that I may be able to save
a life is rewarding in itself.â€?