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Patient Stories | Ashtyn Carrier

Child with Rare Immune-System Disorder Fights Back

Ashtyn Carrier was 7 when she was diagnosed with a rare and almost unpronounceable immune-system disorder called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, better known as HLH. She and her family moved all the way from Minnesota so she could receive expert treatment at Cincinnati Children's. She received a successful bone-marrow transplant in August. In this "Tell Me a Story," Ashtyn and her dad talk about their experience leading up to the transplant.

Story Update: 

Since Ashtyn’s transplant in August of 2010, she has continued to excel in her health. Ashtyn is a normal healthy 16-year-old with 100% donor cells. Ashtyn has been active in activities such as basketball, softball and dance. She has worked hard to achieve academic excellence. She is currently enrolling in a Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA) class as she is looking forward to working in the medical field. 


Ashtyn, 16, enjoys basketball, softball and dance.