Lurie Children’s Patient Cured by Bone Marrow Transplant Delivers Valedictorian Speech at University of San Francisco

“Would I be alive without my brother’s bone marrow?” is a question Samantha Phelan asks herself often. Recently, she posed the question as she delivered the valedictorian speech at the University of San Francisco, where she graduated in under three … Read More

Cancer Nurse Practitioner Reflects on Her Own Bone Marrow Transplant 18 Years Ago

Yali Derman, MSN, APN, CPNP-AC, CPHON, reflects on the 18th anniversary of her bone marrow transplant at Lurie Children’s (then Children’s Memorial). Today, Yali is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation and works alongside many … Read More