Paula's AML story | Leukaemia Foundation

Leukaemia: I relapsed three times.

Blood Cancer Awareness Month hub

Paula Boyle was diagnosed with a blood cancer called AML. The following are all Paula’s words, shared with the Leukaemia Foundation to help raise awareness of blood cancer during September’s Blood Cancer Awareness Month 2019. You can share your story, too, by clicking here.

I was diagnosed with AML in 1992, it was the hardest time of my life, I had a 6 year old son and a 7 mth old daughter and I felt like my world was falling apart.

After relapsing 3 times I had a bone marrow transplant from my legend of a sister who was a near perfect match and was blessed to have a second chance of life.

I will be forever grateful to be able to see my children grow into amazing adults and have children of their own. I now am struggling with chronic kidney disease, I am now getting work done for a test for a kidney transplant.

My once again hero sister has stepped up to give me her kidney so what can I say, she is my life line and I love her dearly.

In saying all this i would like to thank Professor Anthony Schware and all the nurses at Alfred Hospital Melbourne, as they were totally amazing

Posted on September 16th, 2019

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