Ilana Massi, AML survivor and patient advocate, will share her journey of physical and emotional healing after receiving her stem cell transplant in 2015.
During this event Ilana will:
Join us live to participate in a discussion with Ilana to better understand the transplant experience and what tips for survivorship to consider!
Katie joined the HealthTree Foundation as the Community Director for AML in 2021. She is a registered dietitian who previously worked at the VA hospital in Dallas, Texas where she coached veterans with blood cancer on how to use nutrition to improve their treatment outcomes and minimize cancer-related side effects. Katie is passionate about health education and patient empowerment. In her spare time, she loves to experiment with new recipes in the kitchen, spend time running outdoors and travel to new places.
Ilana Massi is a lifetime resident of the Los Angeles area. She has been married to her husband, Bob, for over 40 years, and she has five sons, three daughters-in-law and three grandsons. Trained as a pediatric ICU nurse, she had a wide variety of jobs during her nearly 40-year career, including research and professional education in the area of multiple sclerosis. She was diagnosed in 2014 with an aggressive form of AML. She received a stem cell transplant from a selfless donor in 2015, and today is a 7-year survivor. She is retired and committed to paying it forward through volunteer work for blood cancer organizations. She loves spending time with her family and appreciating every day.
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