Good Hood Club

The Tyler & Jahni Hoodie

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**Please note: this item is listed as a pre-order. Pre-orders can be expected to be shipped in the next 2-3 weeks. Pre-orders will be open from now until Monday, March 15th at 12:00PM.

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The Tyler & Jahni Hoodie is named in honour of POGO ambassador, Tyler & Jahni. Tyler was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in 2017. AML is characterized by the replacement of normal blood cell production in the bone marrow with aggressively growing cancer cells. When the family was told Tyler’s best chance for survival was a bone marrow transplant, his older brother, Jahni, became his donor. And saved his life.

Model is wearing size medium.

Checkout the entire story below: 

Tyler was diagnosed with leukemia in 2017 and required several tests to determine what type. When his mom, Melody, looked up the survival rates for the different types of leukemia, she was praying it wasn’t AML. The diagnosis came back, it was AML and they wanted to test for a certain gene mutation which would affect his response rate to treatment.  They kept their fingers crossed that he didn’t have the mutation, but he did.

The doctors told Melody that chemo alone wasn’t going to cure Tyler and that his best chance for survival was a bone marrow transplant. They tested everyone in the immediate family and none of them were a full match. Next step was to tap into Canadian Blood Services, but the problem was there were not a lot of donors with a similar ethnic makeup. It became a waiting game.

Tyler’s older brother, Jahni, visited the hospital every day and cried uncontrollably when it was time to leave. Right before leaving on her Christmas holiday, Tyler’s doctor told the family they were going to go with Jahni as the stem cell donor. She said, “He’s a half match and we are good with that.”

And just like that, for the first time in two months, there was hope.

It feels good to save someone’s life. If I had to give advice to someone who is thinking about becoming a stem cell donor, I would say, “It doesn’t hurt, and it feels good to help someone.” -Jahni 

The POGO Financial Assistance Program helps families pay for unexpected out-of-pocket costs associated with their child’s treatment, including subsidies for food while at the hospital. 

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