Chicago Police Officer Blanca Magallon (left) needs a bone marrow transplant after she was diagnosed with leukemia. (Credit: Go Fund Me)

Chicago Cop With Leukemia Seeking Bone Marrow Match

Several dozen Chicago police officers, and members of the general public, gathered at the Harrison District police station on the West Side on Monday to be tested to determine if they’re a bone marrow match for Officer Blanca Magallon, who was diagnosed with leukemia in July.



Marrow Drive Draws Dozens Of Volunteers In Lincolnshire

Students, teachers and families came together Saturday at a north suburban school to donate blood and register to be bone marrow donors.


Hi Mom in snow on parking garage roof

“Hi Mom” Written In Snow For Mom With Leukemia “Made Me Cry”

When Shari Hart was diagnosed with leukemia last week, her 14-year-old son wanted to do something special. So he wrote her a simple message: “HI MOM,” with a smiley face inside the O.


Emma Gomez suffers from leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant for a second chance at life. (Credit: Lifesource)

Blackhawks Join Teenage Fan With Leukemia To Find Blood, Bone Marrow Donors

Emma Gomez doesn’t follow normal medical expectations. Her mother said, after essentially falling into a coma for five weeks, the 14-year-old leukemia patient just started talking one day.

WBBM Newsradio–03/22/2013

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3rd Grader With Leukemia Keeps Up Using Skype, YouTube

A sick little boy from Mundelein is keeping up with his school work thanks to an innovative teacher and technology.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2011

Carolina Malagon and her mother, Natalia. (Credit: Steve Miller/Newsradio WBBM)

Caring Bridge Provides Site For The Sick To Share Their Story

Updating the medical condition of those with a serious illness is the mission of Caring Bridge–a not-for-profit that provides free websites for families to keep their friends and relatives informed.

WBBM Newsradio–10/17/2011

Dan and Susan Plyter and their toddler, Will, who suffers from leukemia. Susan is running in the Chicago Marathon with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society team. (Plyter Family Photos)

Evanston Woman Among Thousands Running Marathon For Charity

Among the 45,000 runners in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday will be 10,000 people who are running for charity.

WBBM Newsradio–10/05/2011