is Amy’s Army?
Amy's Army has registered
over 10,000 people...
at drives held
in 12 states...
and 25 marrow donors have been found for other patients looking for a match.
But none so far for Amy.
Amy’s Army is a devoted group of volunteers
dedicated to finding a stem cell donor who can help Amy get well
again. As we search for her perfect match we also enlarge the
ranks of the National Bone Marrow Registry, thereby helping thousands
of others like Amy who are also searching every day for their
All About Amy
Amy Katz in 2003
Many of you have asked how Amy is doing. Right now she continues to respond to her medication and is doing well in school, participating on the high school crew team as a coxswain and hanging out with her friends. We hope that the medication keeps working and holding her leukemia at bay.
Knowing the treatment is not a cure...we continue to search for her donor. To all of you that have taken the time to learn about the National Marrow Donor Program and become donors, we are eternally grateful. Please continue to pass the word onto others to help Amy and others like her in need.
In 2003, Amy was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML). CML is a type of leukemia that is rare for a child her age. The only known cure for her cancer is a stem cell transplant. Her doctors have searched the worldwide registry for a stem cell donor and have failed to find a match. But the search continues and your blood might contain the right type of blood stem cells that could help Amy or many others just like her who are also searching for a donor match.
Amy is currently fighting the leukemia with a new form of chemotherapy. She volunteered to participate in a worldwide study for this drug because as she said, “it would help other kids”.
You can help Amy and thousands of others
who are searching every day, just like her, for their
own donor matches. Click here to
Amy chosen as Patient Hero by the
Leukemia & Lymphoma
Amy and her
family have been actively involved with the Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society in the Pittsburgh Area. Amy has been chosen
as the Patient Hero for two of their programs: Kicks
for Cancer and Team
in Training. Please visit these Web sites to learn