Hero’s 2021 Year In Recap

As 2021 comes to a close, There Goes My Hero thought it would be exciting to take the time to share everything that we were able to accomplish this past year thanks to the amazing generosity and support from our Hero community. 

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Interview With Lindsey Ledwin: A Blood Cancer Survivor

For this month’s blog post, Hero had the opportunity to interview Lindsey Ledwin, our newest board member. Lindsey is a Government Consultant with Tiber Creek Group, and is a Chronic Myeloid Leukemia survivor. She was kind enough to take the time to answer some questions about her diagnosis and how it has impacted her life.

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5 Great Donor-Patient Meetings

This summer, our founder Erik Sauer was able to travel to Germany with his family to attend the wedding of Isabel, his bone marrow donor. This got us thinking about great donor-patient meetings we’ve read about over this summer, and the complete strangers who are willing to save the life of someone they’ve never met.…

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5 Reasons We Love Nurses

It’s Nurse Appreciation Week! At There Goes My Hero, we know that nurses are a vital part of the team when you’re going through treatment for any type of cancer. Many of our board members and staff have personal experiences with cancer, so we asked them for stories about why nurses are so special. Here are…

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Meet a Hero

  Two years ago, one of Hero’s volunteers received a phone call that he was the match for a blood cancer patient who needed a stem cell transplant. Mike was the perfect match, and even though he knew almost nothing about the patient, he knew he wanted to save a life. In April 2016, Mike…

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A Message From Lori…

For those of you that don’t know, Lori Nam is a part of the Hero family and creator of Swab and Save Someone (SASS), an amazing initiative in partnership with There Goes My Hero in search of compatible bone marrow donors for Lori and thousands of other patients awaiting transplants. In September of 2009, Lori…

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My Experience as a Bone Marrow Donor – Part 2

     My sister had been fighting leukemia for five years, and the time had finally come for me to attempt to help cure her cancer. The night before and morning of the transplant I had to fast; I think my last meal was orange chicken and chow mein from Panda Express. My mother brought…

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My Experience as a Bone Marrow Donor – Part 1

    In 2007 my older sister Jonell was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia during her senior year of college. CML is a type of blood cancer that can settle in other parts of the body including the spleen. It’s a slow growing cancer that can mutate into a fast growing acute leukemia that can…

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The Bone Marrow Registry and Why Diversity Matters

With every passing 120 seconds a person in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Many people look to the National Bone Marrow Registry when in need of a transplant, but many people are looking at this list and seeing a huge problem.   Minorities are greatly underrepresented on the bone marrow registry. 67%…

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