Thursday, May 22, 2008

How To Save a Life

I saw a report on today about a young man and his blog. 26-year-old Adrian Sudbury called in sick one day with an illness that later turned out to be two competing types of Leukemia, which "according to the medical literature, he is the only person in the world to have." After a bone marrow transplant that should have saved his life, he developed chronic Graft versus Host Disease (GvHD), and now finds himself in the last stages of living.

One of the major reasons Adrian has shared his experience of living with and dying from leukemia is to increase awareness about Bone Marrow Transplants. It is his mission to show how an often very simple procedure -- a brief course of hormone therapy, the sacrifice of some blood products, and three hours of a day -- can save someones life. To consider becoming a Bone Marrow donor, watch the video below, and check out the National Marrow Donor Program at

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  • taralynn819

    Jeromy's not going to do ANY chopping! He might go look for his old BB gun at his mom's house and shoot at chipmonks (I have a picture), but we'll leave the woodchopping to the pros! :)

    Have a super fun long weekend yourself!

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