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Posts by Kristina Gaddy

‘Batkid’ movie coming out this June

Looking for something that will lift your spirits this summer?  On June 26th, Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World will premiere in theaters.   The documentary tells the true story of Miles Scott, a childhood cancer survivor from Tulelake, California who became a superhero for a day as thousands of volunteers helped transform San Francisco into Gotham City. At eighteen months old, Miles…

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Join for Joe!

  Next week, Loyola Blakefield will host their 7th annual Join for Joe bone marrow donor registry drive.  The drive was started for Loyola student Joe Gorman, who passed away from leukemia in 2011 at the age of 15 after battling for three years. There Goes My Hero is so proud to partner with the…

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Spring 2015 Newsletter

 Partnering to Save Lives On April 1st, There Goes My Hero partnered with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and Sharing America’s Marrow to add life-saving bone marrow donors to the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry at Towson University. S.A.M. has been travelling the country trying to accomplish the amazing goal of registering 50,000…

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5th Annual Taste for Life

There Goes My Hero P.O. Box 701 Bel Air, MD 21014 Phone: (410) 946- 1700 Home   5th Annual Taste for Life Feed a Hero, Be a Hero Fundraising Event   BALTIMORE, MD, January 21st, 2015– “Last year was the most successful year in There Goes My Hero’s six years, and we hope to grow…

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The beginning of Hero

In October of 2009, Erik Sauer wrote an email to Michele Bresnick Walsh, who he had met at Johns Hopkins Hospital where they were both getting bone marrow transplants to treat their leukemia.  In the months that followed, Erik and Michele wanted to give back and help other patients.  Here is the email, and the…

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Champions of the Transplant – THE DONOR!

Every story of a bone marrow transplant has a hero and a champion.  That person is the donor. On Saturday, September 20th, 2014, we celebrated our third-annual HeroPalooza to thank those bone marrow donors, register more potential heros, and raise money to help leukemia patients in need.  With over 7,000 new potential donors registered by…

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Learn A Little – How Leukemia Treatment Is Changing

by Kristina Gaddy, volunteer with Hero Author, writer, hematologist, and oncologist Jerome Groopman is well known for writing about health topics, specifically cancer and HIV/AIDS for the non-medical community.  This week in an article in The New Yorker magazine, he reveals the new way doctors are approaching leukemia treatment. Four years ago when I was…

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Learn a Little – How to Find a Perfect Match

We talk about getting “matches” for leukemia patients, but what exactly is a match? Every person has a blood type (think A+, O-, etc.), and when we get a blood transfusion, we have to get a type of blood that agrees with our bodies.  Finding a match for a bone marrow transplant or blood stem…

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