Celebrating its 30th anniversary, BMT at UMMC is nationally recognized

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by University of Mississippi, Our Mississippi Home

As her youngest of two daughters recovered in a hospital bed at home following a horrific car wreck, Ava Welborn began feeling ill herself during the long hours by her child’s side.

“Ava would go eat and then throw up,” said her husband and Courtney Welborn’s dad, Danny Welborn. “We attributed it to the stress, because we were providing 24-hour care for Courtney. I finally got to the point where the day before our anniversary, I said, ‘I don’t know what’s wrong with you, but what you’re going through is not normal.’”

The family of bone marrow transplant patient Ava Welborn includes, from left, grandson Truitt Lewis; husband Danny Welborn; son-in-law Jeremy Lewis; grandson Trace Lewis; daughter Paige Lewis; daughter Courtney Welborn; and Ava Welborn.
The family of bone marrow transplant patient Ava Welborn includes, from left, grandson Truitt Lewis; husband Danny Welborn; son-in-law Jeremy Lewis; grandson Trace Lewis; daughter Paige Lewis; daughter Courtney Welborn; and Ava Welborn.

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