baltimore-virtual-race-run

There is no shortage of benefits when it comes to participating in races. It is a great way to stay active throughout the year while working on your personal best. Unfortunately, in-person races are one of the many events that have been postponed indefinitely due to COVID. Luckily, runners and walkers have a wonderful new…

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Andrew Mercier was diagnosed with Leukemia 2 days before his 10th birthday. This came as a surprise to his family and friends, as he had always been high energy, adventurous, and active kid. He was known to many as the class clown, and thoroughly enjoyed that title. He loved to make people laugh, creating his…

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bone marrow registry drive, blood cancer, bone marrow drive, bone marrow, swabbing

On March 11th, There Goes My Hero hosted what would be our last in-person bone marrow registry drive before the global pandemic hit. Since then, we have continued our mission by hosting over a dozen virtual bone marrow drives. This allows us to continue adding potential life-savers to the registry, but our virtual impact is…

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You might be considering donating bone marrow to someone in your family, in your community, or even someone you have never met before. There are two methods of donation: peripheral blood stem cell donation (PBSC) and bone marrow donation. Both methods are straightforward outpatient procedures, but you will still experience some side effects.  Recovery From…

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Eleven months ago, I happily accepted a position at There Goes My Hero. I didn’t know what to expect, but I hoped that this would be an exciting and fulfilling year. Now that my service year is almost done (it ends July 21st), I can definitively say that this year has far exceeded my expectations…

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In order to expand our public outreach, There Goes My Hero needs to be able to host drives more frequently, and in more locations. Doing so increases the number of potential donors, matches, and life-saving transplants that we are able to provide. Despite our significant impact, TGMH is not a large-scale organization. Sometimes, especially when…

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Every three minutes, a person is diagnosed with a blood cancer or blood disorder. This includes diseases like sickle cell anemia and multiple myeloma, which disproportionately affect the African-American community. For many patients suffering from blood cancers, a bone marrow transplant is the best chance for survival.  Only 30% of patients are able to find…

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When a child is diagnosed with blood cancer, it can affect every member of the family. This is true for the child’s siblings, especially if they are young and do not fully understand the extent of what is happening around them.  Parents and family members can support children through this difficult time by helping them…

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