Baldies' Blog began originally in the UK by a 26 year old journalist with a blood cancer on a mission to inform the world about bone marrow donation.

He has since died, and I took on the cause of making cancer care more transparent for everybody.

Cancer is a disease that will touch everybody through diagnosis or affiliation: 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed and 1 in 3 woman will hear those words, "You Have Cancer."

I invite you to read how I feel along my journey and
how I am continuing to live a full life alongside my Hodgkin's lymphoma, with me controlling my cancer, not my cancer controlling me.

I hope that "Baldies' Blog" will prepare you to handle whatever life sends you, but especially if it's the message, "You Have Cancer."

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

E-Drive For Jasmina & Kai (from Duane)

Hi everyone,
Hope everyone is having a stellar weekend!

Like so many, I've been moved by six-year old <http://oneforjasmina.com/> Jasmina's desperate search to find a matched unrelated donor. For her aggressive form of leukemia, a bone marrow transplant holds the only hope of a cure.

Kai, <http://www.hopeforkai.com/>, who is four-years old, is also suffering from leukemia. He too is searching for a life-saving donor.

These two remarkable, resilient kids have inspired me. I contacted <http://www.dkmsamericas.org/> DKMS, which is coordinating the donor search for both Jasmina and Kai, to find out how I may be able to help.

The result is this e-donor drive.

So, I need your help. If you're healthy, I hope that you will register to become a bone marrow donor.

Even if you are not found to be a match for Jasmina or Kai, you may be the single hope that someone else has been waiting for.

It only takes one person to save a life.

As the fortunate recipient of an anonymous donor's selfless generosity, I can speak firsthand about how critical this period is right now to these two precious kids and their families.In order to register as a donor you must first check to see if you are <http://www.dkmsamericas.org/category/bone-marrow-donors/become-marrow-donor/eligibility> eligible, then you must read about the <http://www.dkmsamericas.org/category/marrow-donors/become-marrow-donor/understand-your-commitment> commitment involved to ensure that you understand what it means to register as a bone marrow donor.

Once you have done this, send an email to info@dkmsamericas.org info@dkmsamericas.org> stating that you are eligible and understand your commitment.

Please include the following drive code: DBC001.

Though I have not yet had the great honor of meeting the individual, who saved this stranger's life, I hope our paths will cross in the not-to-distant future. Just think: you may be the match for Jasmina, Kai, or someone else. Please spread the word!

2 comments:

Dani said...

You know I would do this if I could, I pray that anyone who is able please Help

Susan said...

Registered 2 years ago. I pray they find a match soon for both kids.