Monica Chopra is fun-loving, driven young lady. At 26 Monica was thrown a curve ball, she was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia, a disease of the bone marrow. The bone marrow stops making enough red blood cells, white cells and platelets for the body. Basically her white blood cells are confusing her red blood cells and platelets for bad cells and destroying them. As a result her condition makes her at risk for life threatening infections or bleeding. The only cure is a Bone Marrow donation. Her doctors have been experimenting with immunosuppressive therapy (a way to suppress the white blood cells so her red cells and platelets can grow).
Aplastic Anemia affects just 5 in every 1 million people, it’s truly a rare disease. Being that such few people get this disease, therapies outside of Bone Marrow Transplant are few and far between. To date no one in her immediate or extended family are a match, including her only brother Neil.
If you asked her friends and family, they would say that Monica is the type of person who everyone wishes they had as a best friend, sister, daughter, girlfriend or acquaintance. She has a heart of gold and a shining star who’s always there for her loved ones. As soon as she heard about her rare condition, the first thing she did was reach out to the ones closest to her and asked them to live their life to the fullest. To not focus on the daily duties, but focus on the bigger picture in life – because even at her age – she wished she had lived a little more. She also thanked anyone who had donated blood in the past, as the transfusions she’s been getting almost weekly are keeping her alive.
To help Monica attend the Bone Marrow Drive, get swabbed, enjoy happy hour drink prices and complimentary appetizers at Van Diemens Bar. Registering requires a cheek swab with a Q-tip (no blood test). If chosen, donating can be as easy and giving blood.
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To learn more visit http://curemonica.org/
Date: August 25th
Address: Van Diemens bar, 383 3rd Ave, New York (between 27th and 28th Streets)
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Monica’s path is a long one, but her goal is simple – to get as many people to register at BeTheMatch Registry, not just for herself but for the many people that need a Bone Marrow Transplant today. To donate blood and be organ donors to continue the giving so people like her have a chance to live a full life.
Contact for more information:
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