Chris Brinton is a planner. A Certified Financial Planner®, in fact, who blazed a trail through a male-dominated profession in her 23 years at what is now Morgan Stanley. But she had no way of anticipating the shocking news she received on her 60th birthday: She had leukemia, and without treatment, it would probably kill her within two days.
With the help of family, doctors and 39 blood transfusions, Chris persevered through five months of intensive chemotherapy. Still, when she finally met with experts at Fred Hutch, she learned that her only chance at a cure was a blood stem cell transplant.
So on April 29, 2009, Chris received a much different present for a new kind of birthday: an infusion of healthy donor cells. "It was not an easy four months at the Hutch," she says, but she "was constantly amazed at the daily miracles that happened there."
Chris is one of those miracles. More than four years since her lifesaving transplant, she has become a generous Fred Hutch benefactor, a Legacy Partner in Research and a vocal champion of the research that, she says, "gives patients like me hope."
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