Sasha Korashvili

May 12, 2023

#PartII ”Back in September 2020 I was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome and Myelofibrosis, type of a blood cancer. Luckily, I was able to undergo bone marrow transplant (BMT) in January 2021. It is very aggressive treatment for a human body as they “kill” your bone marrow completely with chemotherapy to replace it with donor’s marrow. It was my only chance to become a healthy person again, so with no doubt I agreed.  After the treatment I had one year restrictions as my immune system was weak and prone to infections and viruses. I was avoiding crowded places, followed special diet and mostly staying at home as my body was weak. Slowly, I started to workout little more to gain strength back. In January 2022, my doctor allowed me to comeback to regular life as I successfully completed rehab after BMT and I started to get in shape to comeback on court. But on 24th of February I woke to explosions, war in Ukraine started… I stayed in bombshelter for 6 days and after that I decided to flee to Austria till August to save my life for a second time.  In September I came back to Kyiv and started to (more…)