Many of us live interesting yet rather blueprinted lifestyles. We eat breakfast; we go to school or to work and try to have productive days. We spend time with our families and occasionally go out with friends on weekends, and that is the lifestyle most tend to be contempt with. Nancy Parmar led a lifestyle similar to the latter description. She is a beautiful and brilliant girl studying Biology in Brooklyn College, and comes home to a large family in a tight knit Staten Island community. On weekends Nancy spends time with her four girls that she has an inseparable bond with, she is always in high spirits and you’ll probably never see her without a big smile on her face that extends from ear to ear. One sunny afternoon Nancy came home and began to feel weak and faint. It was an odd feeling since she felt great that whole week. She showed symptoms of what everyone around her thought was just a common cold. She developed a fever that persisted for several days, and decided that it was time to see a doctor.

After a routine check-up and blood analysis, she came home feeling slightly better. Nothing could have prepared Nancy for the news she received the next morning. It started with a phone call from her doctor who encouraged an emergency admittance to a hospital; her white blood cell count was abnormally high and she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Nancy was admitted to Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City on August 31st, 2013 after already having two prior stays in different hospitals. And since that day she is not allowed to leave the premises of her isolated room on the pediatric oncology floor. Currently, Nancy is on trial medication while doctors, organizations, friends and family search for a bone marrow match for her. As soon as Nancy has a match, she will need a bone marrow transplant procedure that is both costly and vital. We are here to save Nancy’s life. With your help and support, our team is determined to find her a bone marrow match and raise the significant funds required to cover the procedure. Saving Nancy is a project by the Checkmate, Cancer! Campaign that is committed to hosting bone marrow drives in designated locations in order to expedite the process of finding a match. Parallel to this, we will be planning fundraising events, raffles, and bake sales to help raise money for the medical costs revolving around the bone marrow transplant. We are a dedicated team that will provide you with all the information you need about the importance of becoming a bone marrow donor.

11 Responses to “Nancy’s Story”

  1. Suhasini Kunjravia
    October 1, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    Hello Nancy
    first of all lemme tell you one very important thing, you are a “FIGHTER”.

    My prayers are with you. I pray for you everyday. God Bless you in your journey and have FAITH in Him for he has promised that even if you have a faith as big as a mustard seed your pryers shall be answered.
    Suhasini kunjravia, Brooklyn, NY

  2. luis
    October 2, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    is anyone in charge of organizing drives? i will like to coordinate a few to help out. please get in touch with me.

    • admin
      October 2, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

      Yes, we are in the final stages of planning two bone marrow drives. Are you affiliated with a particular organization that can do drives on our behalf ? Or would you like to volunteer for the ones we have planned?

  3. Chandrika
    October 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    Nancy – you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. With God Almighty, everything is possible. Please continue to have faith in HIM. He is always there in time of need and troubles. Please assure that HE loves you and cares of you. God bless you!

  4. Rachel
    October 3, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    What makes this women any other different then others with the same kind of cancer?

    • admin
      October 4, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

      She is very special to all of us, family, friends, classmates, co-workers and now even strangers … as you can probably already see. We are not discounting anybody else fighting Leukemia, and if it were possible we would help everyone. There doesn’t have to be a “difference” in order for people to get together and help somebody battling Cancer, please keep that in mind.

  5. Stephanie Tituana
    October 3, 2013 at 11:45 pm #

    Nancy I texted you a couple of weeks ago completely unaware that you’re going through this. I told you that you were in my prayers & you’ll always be. For as long as I’ve known you, I always knew you were strong. Don’t ever lose faith because none of us will. You’ll get through this & you have so many people praying for you and you’re not alone. I hope you know you always have a friend in me. Hang in there baby girl, we’re all going to try to help you as much as we can. Love you girlyy <333

  6. Chandrika
    October 15, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    Nancy – you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. With God Almighty, everything is possible. Please continue to have faith in HIM. He is always there in time of need and troubles. Please assure that HE loves you and cares of you. God bless you!

  7. Sobars Christian
    October 16, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    Nancy,I personally read your msg.I will asure you that God’s Holy Spirit is working in your body..pls dont loose your hope.God is there to do miracles…..God is also confort your prayer is that God is do anything…God is Healing you inside…He is our faithful God…

  8. vanessa
    October 17, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

    I am praying and spreading the word. my baby is now in remission for ALL.

  9. Michael Cannilla
    October 22, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    I have registered with the “Be the match” Bone marrow registry. I deactivated my name temporarily because of family reasons. Even though my name is deactivated I would still like to know if I am a match for Nancy. What do I have to do to figure out if I am a match? Please respond to my email.

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