In 2014, Andy and Maggie’s baby daughter, Greta, was dying. Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at just three months old, Greta barely survived chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. Now her cancer was back.
“We didn’t want her to suffer any more,” Andy said. “We found ourselves considering end-of-life care for our one-year-old daughter.”
But then, Greta qualified for the PLAT-02 immunotherapy trial, which has seen a 93 percent success rate. Immunotherapy involves reprogramming some of the body’s t cells to seek out and destroy cancer and is the treatment that inspired Strong Against Cancer.
“Immunotherapy just made sense to us,” said Andy. “We believed it could work.”
Greta was infused with her reprogrammed t-cells and just weeks later was in complete remission.
“We thought we were going to lose our daughter,” Maggie said. “Today, she’s living a healthy, happy life.”
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Happy Birthday, Greta! Today, this sweet Strong Against Cancer super star is celebrating her 2nd birthday after immunotherapy saved her life. Join us in wishing Greta an amazing year, and many more to come!