Venessa is a mum to three daughters and lives in Enfield. She is a happy, very chatty and positive person and loved her role as a teacher in Hackney and Tottenham for over 23 years. Sadly, after feeling unwell, Venessa was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and was admitted straight to hospital in February 2016.
Following other treatments, Venessa has been told her only chance of survival is a blood stem cell donation. Venessa’s heritage is Afro Carribean and her donor will most likely come from the same background. This can be particularly difficult due to lack donors from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnicity.
Venessa is keeping a Facebook blog about her journey. You can also join the conversation by following #Match4Venessa