Jenny Beeghly’s life forever changed on April 19, 2018.
A wife, a mother of two, a designer, Jenny was diagnosed with cancer - Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
To survive she needed a bone marrow transplant, a dire prospect for someone of Korean descent as the availability of bone marrow donors is remarkably low.
Jenny’s extended network jumped into action, hosting donor drives and getting the word out.
Life changed in an instant for Jenny, but it didn’t stop. A perfect match was found.
Jenny could not let the efforts of her friends, family and doctors be in vain. As much as Jenny’s story inspired others, others inspired her – not only to live, but to do something great. To pay it back, or at least, pay it forward.
Her cousin, James Lim, a physician who works in the ER, suggested the idea of a scrubs company. And, it was at that moment, from the two sides of a hospital bed, Perilla was born.
But more than fulfilling her dream of starting her own business, Jenny realized that she could use her company as a platform to create awareness about the dire need for bone marrow donors, especially within minority communities. And most importantly helping those who have helped her - all of the doctors and nurses.
Partnering with A3M and Be The Match, Perilla will commit a portion of its profits towards the fight against cancer.