Yale's Mandi Schwartz Learns Cancer Is in Remission
The 22-year-old Regina native received the news Tuesday from doctors, according to a release from Yale University. Schwartz is a senior at the school and played center on the women's hockey team.
It's the third time she's gone into remission since being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in December 2008. She will receive the stem cell transplant -- essentially, a new blood and immune system -- as soon as possible.
"We are relieved to hear that Mandi is back in remission," her father Rick Schwartz said in a release. "The support we have received during this difficult time has been inspiring. We thank everyone who has kept Mandi in their thoughts and prayers."
Schwartz was originally scheduled to have a stem cell transplant on Aug. 26, but that was delayed when it was discovered the cancer had returned. She then went through another round of chemotherapy at a Seattle hospital.
Mandi's brother is Jaden Schwartz, who was selected 14th overall by the St. Louis Blues in June. Her other brother Rylan plays for Colorado College.
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