Esther Bogin, a 50-year-old manager from Richmond, was diagnosed with lymphoma in July 2015 after discovering lumps just below her chin. A few weeks later, she received news that she had not only one potential donor, but three – and Ari Goldstein, a 23-year-old first-year medical student from Owings Mills, was confirmed to be a 100 percent match.
Mayor Levar Stoney keeps a small ceramic turtle on his desk. “Good leaders stick their necks out in a time of crisis,” he said. Stoney, 36, has been sticking out his neck for years – as the first in his family to attend college, as the youngest member of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s administration and the first African-American to serve as secretary of the commonwealth, and now as mayor of Virginia’s capital.