A HealthBeat Special Series

Life for Lilly

The special package, flown in express from Europe, is a ‘bag of life’ for Lilly who’s undergoing a bone marrow transplant thanks to a stranger’s heartfelt donation. In this special Health Beat series, Lilly takes us through her journey as a way of promoting the gift of life.

Health Beat Special Series
Patient Story

‘What do you say to the person who saved your life?’

Lilly Vanden Bosch lived much of her life in a hospital after being diagnosed with a rare anemia at age 7. A donor oceans away changed her life.

Patient Story

Life resumes for Lilly

A year after a bone marrow transplant, Lilly Vanden Bosch's life returns to normal.

Patient Story

Lilly’s freedom

Lilly Vanden Bosch, 10, says good riddance to a nasty post-transplant virus.

Patient Story

Lilly’s hope

After bone marrow transplant complications, Lilly Vanden Bosch is heading to the Big Apple to participate in a promising clinical trial.

Patient Story

‘It pays to be patient’

Elusive at first, signs of a successful bone marrow transplant emerge at last.

Patient Story

‘How do you thank someone you have never met?’

Bone marrow transplant brings tears of joy.

Patient Story

‘I’ve been waiting for a long time’

Lilly gives thanks for a bone marrow donor as she prepares to receive the gift of life.

Patient Story

Lilly’s rebellion

Ten-year-old girl aims to conquer aplastic anemia with a life-changing bone marrow transplant.

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