Steven Giallourakis

Steven conquered cancer. We want to help others do the same.

steven-g-aSteven Giallourakis is a two time cancer survivor. He was first diagnosed with Stage Four Osteosarcoma (Bone Cancer) in the L4 region of his spine at the age of 15 years. He also had metastasized cancer cells in his lungs. Steven underwent rigorous chemotherapy, two spine surgeries, and radiation treatment. Following treatment he was cancer free. However, after one and half years of being in remission Steven was diagnosed with Secondary Acute Myelogenous Leukemia as a result of the chemotherapy used to treat his Osteosarcoma. After rigorous chemotherapy Steven received a Bone Marrow Transplant from an anonymous donor to save his life. Fortunately the transplant did engraft into his body, and today Steven is cancer free. He does, however, suffer from various forms of chronic graft vs. host disease (cGVHD). The cGVHD is a thorn in his side, but he perseveres, attends college and enjoys life to the best of his ability.