Lou’s 10 year transplant anniversary

By Karen Lever

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I’ve taken a stand against blood cancer.

In 2011 Lou was diagnosed with Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). On June 2011, Lou received stem cells from a young unrelated Norwegian man.

On 24 June 2021 we will celebrate 10th anniversary of Lou’s bone marrow transplant.

To mark this celebration we are hoping to raise $5000 for the Leukaemia Foundation. The Leukaemia Foundation was an invaluable support to both Lou and I and played an integral part in Lou’s treatment and recovery. 

To celebrate this milestone, I am fundraising for the Leukaemia foundation which will support the more than 50 Australians who will know that they have blood cancer by the end of today — and the more than 50 families who will face the same devastating news tomorrow. 

I have created this page to raise vital funds to help provide the special care that is needed to get families through a blood cancer diagnosis as well as to help fund more game-changing research into this disease. 

The money I raise will help provide care for those in need right now — and it will back the brightest researchers to continue uncovering faster diagnoses and better treatments to save lives. 

Please show me your support by donating to my fundraising campaign and if you are between 18 and 35 please register for the bone marrow registry. Your stem cells could save a life.

My Achievements

Congrats! You've hit your goal!

$80 raised - you've given a family a night of emergency accommodation

$340 raised - you've covered genetic testing!

$560 raised - you've given a family a whole week's accommodation near treatment

$1000 raised - you've made a tube gene test with state-of-the-art-technology possible

$4800 raised - you've covered 3 months of lab costs for vital blood cancer research

$10,000 raised - you've funded life changing research for 3 months

Thank you to my sponsers


Jennifer Mckay

Great opportunity to support research into this disease


Susan Lasker

10 years already!! Happy to donate x


Michael Vawser & Bridget O’donnell

So amazing and inspiring how Lou recovered from this after the transplant - how grateful you both must be!


Anne Waters

The Leukaemia foundation are very supportive in so many ways, and as you were of Lou.


Ann Marie Creighton

Congratulations Lou. So glad you are here today to celebrate 10 years.


Matthew Bubna-litic & Jenna Kerndl


William Andreen

Love you guys! Too bad you all can’t be here and too bad that I can’t travel to Australia right now.


Karen Lever