‘I Just Started Sobbing’: Young Cancer Survivor Accidentally Reads Letter About Destroyed Stem Cells

‘I Just Started Sobbing’: Young Cancer Survivor Accidentally Reads Letter About Destroyed Stem Cells


LAWYERS FOR THE COUNCIL. A PRIVATE FUNDRAISER, TRUMP TOLD DONORS HE WANTS TO KNOW WHO GAVE THE WHISTLEBLOWER INFORMATION. A VIDEO OBTAINED FROM THE EVENT SUGGESTED IT WAS TREASON. LEADING DEMOCRATS SAY THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THE WHISTLEBLOWER DOESN’T FACE RETALIATION. SUZANNE: THE IMPACT OF EQUIPMENT FAILURE AT THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. REPORTER: THE HOSPITAL IS RESPONDING. THEY SAY NO CHILD HEALTH IS IN JEOPARDY. THE FREEZER STORING THE BLOOD STEM CELLS MALFUNCTIONED THIS MONTH, DESTROYING THE HEALTHY CELLS OF THOUSANDS OF PEDIATRIC CANCER PATIENTS. THE HOSPITAL INFORMED THE FAMILIES BY A LETTER AND SOME WERE MISTAKINGLY ADDRESSED TO THE CHILDREN WHO READ THEM FIRST. I GOT TO THE BOTTOM AND I STARTED SOBBING. SHE SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAD TO READ REPORTER: ABOUT HER ACCIDENTALLY ADDRESSED TO HIM HIM FOR STEM CELLS START TO HELP BEAT BACK HIS CANCER WORK ON. NEVER EVEN THOUGHT WE WOULD HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT LOSING THAT SAFETY NET. REPORTER: HIS MOM IS DEVASTATED, UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND HOW CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL L.A. LET SUCH CRITICAL MATERIAL BE DESTROYED. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE FIXED. REPORTER: MEDICAL OFFICER DOCTOR JAMES SAYS THE HOSPITAL IS VERY SORRY THE CONTENT IS A REASONABLE LIKELIHOOD THEY COULD BE HARVEST STEM CELLS IF NEEDED BUT PATIENTS LIKE SEAN SAY IT’S PAINFUL. I THINK EVERYBODY GOES THROUGH IT DIFFERENTLY. WE ARE VERY SENSITIVE TO THE FACT THAT IT’S NOT ENJOYABLE. REPORTER: JOHNSON CANCER HAS BEEN IN REMISSION FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS. STILL, BOTH ELIZABETH AND SEAN FEAR HE COULD RETURN INTO THEY WON’T BE ABLE TO GET BACK THE LIFESAVING STEM CELLS. HOURS ARE SAFETY NET IF HE RELAPSES AGAIN. I DON’T WANT TO GO THROUGH THIS AGAIN. REPORTER: THEY APOLOGIZE FOR ANY

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