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Heroes Updates

Mission: To restore hope to Leukemia patients and their families by increasing bone marrow registrants, providing nutritious meals, and supporting blood cancer research.

Thank you for visiting the There Goes My Hero blog. A near goal of There Goes My Hero is to broaden our exposure and introduce our mission to new groups of people everyday.

I started Hero after a leukemia diagnosis in 2008, a two year fight with many rounds of chemo, and finally enduring a bone marrow transplant. My bone marrow donor was a young woman from Germany, she was 19 at the time. That is why it is so important to involve young donors in the process–the younger they are, the better chances of the transplant being a success.

2 1/2 years after my transplant and 2 years after the inception of There Goes My Hero Foundation, we are doing amazing things. First, we have registered bone marrow donors throughout the region and continue to do so. Second, we are working with Johns Hopkins and Moveable Feast to provide meals to blood cancer patients and their families as they endure the lengthy treatments. Currently, we assist 10 people per month, with three meals per day. Social Workers at Hopkins identify the patients with need, Movable Feast delivers the meals and There Goes My Hero funds and orchestrates the initiative. It costs $1600 to feed 10 patients for one month.

Look for continued dialogue through this blog. Next week I will detail the upcoming 3rd Annual Polo Match.