Meet Genevieve (Genny) Pogar Stepaniak
She’s a wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend. She has a husband, Josh and two young children, Tyler and Hannah, whom she adores. Genny is compassionate, smart, brave, vibrant, witty and beloved.
In 2011, at the age of 33 years, Genny was diagnosed with two blood cancers, Primary Myleofibrosis and Myloeodysplatic Syndrome, and her only hope for a cure was a bone marrow transplant.
On January 19, 2012, Genny’s Hope became a reality when she received precious stem cells from an international donor that saved her life. Genny is incredibly grateful to her donor and hopes to one day meet him in order to thank him personally for giving her new life and the opportunity to raise her two young children.
Genny has chosen to “live out loud” during the course of her transplant journey for two primary reasons: 1) to offer hope to those who may be considering a stem cell transplant, and 2) to raise awareness for the need to increase the bone marrow/stem cell donor registries.
Genny has chosen to “live out loud” to offer hope and to raise awareness for the need to increase the bone marrow/stem cell donor registries.