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Paisley Heath celebrates the first anniversary of her bone marrow transplant

Paisley Heath celebrates the first anniversary of her bone marrow transplant

New Kent 6-year-old Paisley Heath celebrated the one year anniversary of her bone marrow transplant Saturday with a unicorn-themed party.

Paisley, along with family and friends, celebrated her journey with an anniversary party at New Kent Gymnastics Center, according to Paisley’s mother Suzi Heath.

Paisley was diagnosed with diamond blackfan anemia when she was 13 months old and underwent a bone marrow transplant this past February.

She had health complications from the transplant, such as graft versus host disease, in which her immune system and the transplant were fighting each other. Her immune system had to start from scratch, her mother said.

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