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"It seemed my course was progressing smoothly. My bone marrow was now 100% male, containing 100% of my brother's stem cells. And then one morning I woke up heaving, dizzy, unable to walk, unable to comprehend what had happened. To the hospital I went. MRIs, spinal taps, and chest X-rays followed. I was diagnosed with meningitis, Epstein-Barr virus, and chronic sinusitis. The dirty city had bitten me." - Karin Weidenhammer