Ten Thousand to One

Ten Thousand to One

While undergoing chemotherapy at pediatrics oncology, I needed to be infused with Intravenous Immunoglobulin more commonly known as IVIG. The treatment was administered every four weeks and took many hours to complete. After repeated rounds of IVIG, I became curious as to what it actually was and why it was so important to my health. My doctor smiled at me and went on to elaborate. Immunoglobulin she said, is part of your blood’s plasma and has antibodies in it to fight germs or disease. When people donate blood, this is separated out and administered to patients who are immunosuppressed. Each...

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Why I started OURA

Why I started OURA

I know people are going to ask me a lot of questions about why I started this company. Why didn’t I just enjoy college, travel or spend my time with friends and family. And quite frankly, I still ask myself that occasionally…but not too often. So why did I create OURA? Well, my parents encouraged me to find a way to give back to my community. My oncologists, doctors and nurses challenged me to share my experience on how I coped with cancer and made the best of the circumstance. Make-A-Wish had me be an ambassador and speak about my...

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