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July 27, 2013
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Thanh Nguyen sits at his apartment near MD Anderson. The photo of his two sons, Tony and Allen, who are in the Marines, always stays with him. Thanh was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia about four years ago but became really sick from the cancer in April. He has since undergone chemotherapy and is now in need of a bone marrow transplant. Doctors say that his twin brother, from Vietnam, where Thanh was born, is his best chance at a match. The Nguyen family was able to obtain a medical visa for Thanh's twin and fly him to Houston to be tested as a possible donor.

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