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After Three Year Battle, Janet Liang Dies From Leukemia

Amador Valley High grad Janet Liang, who helped others battling leukemia while she was sick, loses her battle with leukemia.

Janet Liang has died after a lengthy battle with leukemia.

Liang, an graduate and UCLA student, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia while attending college in 2009. She was in remission in 2010 and relapsed in 2011.

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In January, Janet posted a video blog on Youtube sharing her story and Team Janet soared from a group of 2,000 to more than 10,000 people.

According to the "WeDidIt" website, created to help Liang and her family, "300+ drives, 20,000+ new registrants, and 18 matches for other patients found, Janet finally found her own miracle match. Her generous donor will remain anonymous to her for a year, but she is incredibly thankful for the chance to celebrate a second birthday and make plans for her future."

From the Facebook page "Helping Janet Find Her Perfect Match":

To all of Janet's loving supporters,

It is with a sad and heavy heart that we announce the passing of Janet Liang.

Janet has served as an inspiration to all those who knew her. Her big heart and big smile was something that we all cherished. And although she never fulfilled her dream of being a teacher, she has taught us all one very important lesson: love. Despite battling leukemia for 3 years, she has always found it within her to make her situation more than about herself. Her campaign to raise awareness and advocate for bone marrow donors was for the love of her fellow human. She has certainly taught all of us to love one another, and live each day as if it were our last. After bravely fighting cancer for three years, she has finally found her peace.

We ask that you provide her family with privacy and respect during this difficult time.

Thank you to all of Janet's supporters. Your outpouring of love and support has always been a constant source of strength for her. Please help to honor her legacy by continuing the fight for leukemia awareness in her memory.

Kim September 12, 2012 at 09:54 PM
I broke down in tears today. Jen will be waiting for you, Janet. You will no longer have to suffer.
John Benbenek September 13, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Janet was a true warrior in her fight against leukemia. Her courage, perseverance, and positive spirit both awed and inspired me. As a friend and former teacher, I'll always be grateful that I had the chance to know this extraordinary woman. Janet, you affected more people in more ways that I expect you ever knew. Thank you. You'll be sorely missed.
kris smith September 13, 2012 at 12:55 AM
So sad, but sounds like she was an inspiration to so many. My thoughts go out to her friends and family. Now, she will be in peace.
Monika Harris September 15, 2012 at 02:04 AM
I didn't know you Janet, but your courageous battle with cancer puts so much perspective on life....the little things we as humans take for granted...we should all be VERY LUCKY to be alive and to always tell the most important people in our lives, that we love them and cherish them....Janet R.I.P....fly with the angels and be free of pain and suffering...you are in a far better place now...Peace and Hugs , Scarlet Fire
Marian Moore December 01, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Bravely fought. I don't know whether you had a bone marrow transplant on 28th August or not. My son died on 13th 0ct and I was following your blog earlier as he went on clinical trial for blinatumomab after relapse after bone marrow transplant. This did not work out for him. Rest in Peace both of you Janet and Marcus

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