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Senior Lauren Chapman undergoes a bone marrow transplant for severe Aplastic Anemia

At St. Louis Children’s Hospital, senior Lauren Chapman visits the eighth floor garden after a treatment. Chapman enjoyed looking out at the views of Forest Park. “At that point I don't think I had been outside in at least two weeks, it was really cool just to leave that room and feel the breeze and see the trees,” Chapman said.

Irene Yannakakis and Katelyn Tyree

October 24, 2018

After noticing several random bruises scattered on her body and getting a blood test from her doctor when she was 13, senior Lauren Chapman was rushed to the hospital and was diagnosed with severe Aplastic Anemia. Aplastic Anemia is when your body stops producing sufficient blood cells and the immune system reacts by destroying bone marrow in your body.   Chapman withst...

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Aplastic Anemia