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Archive for June 2013

High School Students’ Bone Marrow Drives Save Lives!

Join for Joe – Senior Swab Day“Join for Joe” is said in my house almost as often as “good morning,” packages of swab kits are delivered frequently to my doorstep, and I often hear my high-schoolers announce “Hey, guess who swabbed today.” Almost three years ago, the name Join for Joe was born in my…

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Words of Hope – Hotel Johns Hopkins

June 7th 2008: I just finished my first round or “induction round” of chemotherapy. It was a cocktail of 3 different types of chemo in various doses, spread over 8 days. The only name I remember is Cytarabine. The reason I can remember it is because of the nickname it has, Cy-terrible. This is because…

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Words of Hope – Let's Shave Our Heads Together

May 27th 2008: I had spent the previous two weeks digesting a leukemia diagnosis with my family, while also adding to the family with the birth of Joseph. Joseph, my red headed wonder boy was born into a “s _ it storm” for lack of a better term. Ian, my oldest, was 4.5 and he and…

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