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The reason the Purcell sisters became involved is that they saw the amazing impact these services had when Rachel was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia last year. A slow growing and rare cancer, CML affects the body’s ability to produce myeloid cells, which in turn affects the bone marrow’s production of infection fighting white blood canada goose outlet jackets cells. It isn’t curable, but CML is a disease that people can cheapcanadagoose live with throughout their lives.
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