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An opening night for heroes

Cancer survivor Rose Ibarra to be honored by Fred Hutch and Mariners at Safeco Field

March 29, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

A two-time survivor of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Rose Ibarra of West Seattle is the first of nine “Hutch Heroes” to be honored by the Mariners and Fred Hutch during Thursday home games this season.

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Cake, candles and a wish for more HIV cures

An HIV workshop pays tribute to Timothy Ray Brown, whose cure 10 years ago fueled research — and hope

Feb. 13, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

At an HIV cure workshop, activists and researchers celebrated Timothy Ray Brown's 10th 'birthday.' A decade ago, Brown became the first and so far only person in the world to be cured of HIV after undergoing grueling bone marrow transplants to treat life-threatening leukemia. Over and over again on Sunday, he heard people say, "Timothy, you give me hope."

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‘She’s like a sister to me’

Stem cell donor and recipient form a lifelong bond

March 9, 2016 | By Megan Herndon/Fred Hutch News Service

When Sophia Kawada traveled to Seattle for a work conference last fall, she told her office she’d be staying with a friend. But it wasn’t an old friend from school or a friend of her family – she’d be staying with Todd Hirai, the man whose life she had saved with a stem cell donation.

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