Leukemia

Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls and TNT Reporter Craig Sager shake hands before a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 5, 2015 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sideline Reporter Craig Sager Rebounds From Leukemia

Best known for his outlandish outfits, Sager wore a red, black and gray plaid jacket and matching Nike shoes that sparkled in the dark for the occasion. “Bulls colors,” he explained.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2015

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Girl With Leukemia To Meet Stem Cell Donor Who Helped Save Her Life

More than four years after she was close to dying from leukemia, an 8-year-old girl from Mount Prospect is healthy again, and will meet the German man who helped save her life by supplying a stem cell donation.

03/05/2015

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AbbVie To Buy Leukemia Drugmaker Pharmacyclics For $21B

AbbVie — based in North Chicago — said late Wednesday that it will pay $261.25 a share for Pharmacyclics, which makes Imbruvica, a drug approved to treat three different types of blood cancers. That represents a premium of about 21 percent to the closing price of Pharmacyclics shares on Tuesday.

03/05/2015

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Suburban Man To Ask Congress For More Funds For Bone Marrow Program

A northwest suburban man will travel to Washington D.C. in a couple of weeks to encourage Congress to continue funding for an organization that has proven to be a lifesaver.

02/16/2015

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.

12/02/2014

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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.

04/26/2014

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.

02/11/2014

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