Westport cancer survivor in need of bone marrow following chemo-related disease diagnosis

A Westport woman who survived cancer has now been diagnosed with a disease caused by her chemotherapy treatments.

News 12 Staff

Mar 24, 2021, 12:34 PM

Updated 1,159 days ago

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A Westport woman who survived cancer has now been diagnosed with a disease caused by her chemotherapy treatments.
Amy Crane is now in need of a lifesaving bone marrow transplant and is making a plea to her community.
Crane was diagnosed with cancer less than a year into her marriage in 2018.
"They gave me a 5% chance of survival, so I said, 'There's no reason I can't be the 5%,'" she says.
The cancer spread to her liver and lungs. After rounds of chemo and multiple surgeries, she beat the odds and went into remission in 2018.
Her dream of becoming a mom also came true. She began searching for a surrogate right away and gave birth to her son Charlie in July, 2020.
However, Crane says just last week she was diagnosed with treatment-related myelodysplastic syndrome and needs a bone marrow donor. She says the only way to survive is to have a bone marrow transplant.
She has three half-sisters but says she's more likely to match with a stranger.
"I'm urging everybody, I initiated a huge Facebook campaign at 4 a.m. this morning when I couldn't sleep to register at BeTheMatch.org, a national registry," Crane says.
It's all in the hope for more moments with her miracle baby.
Be the Match says there are currently 35 million people in the registry. It says Crane has a 77 percent chance of finding a donor.
For those who would like to join the registry, click here.


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