If you think medical school is already difficult, try doing it while battling leukemia

That is the situation facing Yale medical student Natasha Collins.

She lives in New Haven, Connecticut and splits her time between classes at Yale and chemotherapy sessions in New York City. That arrangement had been keeping the cancer at bay for over a year, but she recently relapsed this past February.

A bone marrow transplant is potentially life-saving, but because she’s half-Caucasian, half-black, finding a match is proving to be a challenge.

Her fellow medical students have rallied around her, spreading the word about the need for bone marrow donors on both Facebook and YouTube.

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