Turkey dinner or not, Jen Stansbury Koenig is thankful for so much

WCPOPublished: November 25, 2017
Published: November 25, 2017

Northern Kentucky's Jen Stansbury Koenig is thankful for so much. The 39-year-old mom has the immune system of an infant, with just a small fraction of the infection-fighting white blood cells that a typical adult has. A hug from a sniffling relative or an errant cough at the dinner table could be enough to cause her serious harm. But for Koenig, that new fragility is one of the many things she’s grateful for this holiday season. That’s because it’s part of her recovery after an innovative stem cell transplant to treat the multiple sclerosis that was stealing her mobility and limiting her life.

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