Patient Stories

Dr. Thomas Lehner shares his transplant journey
Dr. Thomas Lehner shared these thoughts during the 25th Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program’s Patient Celebration in September 2018.

Transplant recipient reaches out to other patients
St. Charles, Mo., resident Ron Covilli says his fight with leukemia taught him the value of family and friends and made him a better person. He now shares his story with other cancer patients.

Mother of two tells her transplant story
In her own words, Sanela McKinney describes what it was like to be diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia and to endure years of treatment that culminated in 2010 with a bone marrow transplant.

After surviving leukemia, doctor continues to fight his disease
While attending the Washington University School of Medicine, Lukas Wartman, MD, was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia. He now researches the genetic causes of leukemia and treats patients at the Siteman Cancer Center.