About the Recipient
On Kerry's 24th birthday she was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia).
She began her treatment as an uninsured visitor in Canada where she underwent 2 rounds of chemo - both at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
She was transferred home to Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York City where she received a bone marrow transplant from her big brother in October. In January we learned that the transplant was not successful. The leukemia was back, but Kerry kept fighting.
In May 2011 Kerry married the love of her life on the Staten Island Ferry. It was the happiest day of her life.
She then traveled to Boston. After one last experimental treatment, Kerry returned to Sloan Kettering in NYC.
Kerry lost her battle with AMl on July 10th 2011 with her husband and mother at her side. Kerry lives on in the lives of the thousands of people her story touched.
Kerry's blood type and motto was B+/Be Positive, Kerry also shared her story and journey through a Facebook page Dropkick Cancer for Kerry Kelemen.
Kerry's family continues to celebrate her spirit and raise money to find a cure for leukemia
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