George Pickett

Posted on Feb 02, 2015

Age:  42 yr old    

Diagnosis:  Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia

George was living in the Bay area working as a retail store manager living a normal life and in good general health when he was diagnosed in January of 2013 with Leukemia.  He went to the doctor after feeling fatigued and tired for many days.  Doctors told him he was anemic and ran a number of tests, blood work and eventually tested his bone marrow.  That is when they found the leukemia.  George moved back to Fresno and started chemotherapy treatments.  Shortly after, it was determined he needed a bone marrow transplant.  During his treatments the cancer manifested to the skin on his lower leg which developed into a tumor.  The tumor was successfully removed and doctors think he is out of the danger zone but is still being watched closely.  While George awaits his marrow match, doctors are keeping him on chemotherapy and other strong medications.  Blood transfusions and platelets are keeping him healthy through all of this.  He is also attending physical therapy to get his leg muscles back to normal.  George has a great attitude and is determined to fight this.  Doctors feel that since he was in good general health prior to his diagnosis that his prognosis is very good.  He is very grateful for his family who is supporting him through all of this and blood donors for keeping him healthy enough to carry on. 

From:  Fresno, CA