An inspiring story comes to us courtesy of Fox News Latino, as a former Fox anchor chronicles her battle with cancer and her drive to highlight the importance of potentially life-saving bone marrow donations.

Read the report below and watch the interview with Loriana Hernandez and Fox News' Dr. Manny Alvarez above.


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By: Bryan Llenas

There are many misconceptions about bone marrow transplants, and that has scared off many people from donating. But Loriana Hernandez, 41, will give you all the courage you need to take that step.

Hernandez is a former anchor at KTBC Fox Austin and a fitness and health reporter. She has dedicated her life to sharing people’s battles with cancer, diabetes, and promoting overall health wellness. But she never thought she’d one day become the story.

In January, Hernandez was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, the most common form of leukemia, which is cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Now, she’s making it her mission to make sure, Latinos especially, understand the importance of bone marrow transplants. 

Hernandez is also sharing her entire cancer journey on her blog.


Bryan Llenas currently serves as a New York-based correspondent for Fox News Channel (FNC) and a reporter for Fox News Latino (FNL). Follow him on Twitter.