25 Years of Miracles


From right: Wing K. Fung, Jenny Hirata, Dr. Joseph Rosenthal from City of Hope (Jenny's doctor), Lynn Hosozawa and Miles Hirata, Lynn Hosozawa.

From right: Wing K. Fung, Jenny Hirata, Dr. Joseph Rosenthal from City of Hope (Jenny’s doctor), Lynn Hosozawa and Miles Hirata, Lynn Hosozawa.


LONG BEACH — Jenny Hirata, who was just nine when she was diagnosed with leukemia, performed on stage as a member of Kishin Daiko at the A3M Starlight Gala in Long Beach on Oct. 15.

Her presence, and that of other bone marrow donor recipients, was an emotional testament to the impact of Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M), started in 1991 when only a few Asian Americans were on the national registry.