Black History Month With Hero!

Join Hero this month in celebrating Black History Month! Black History Month is not just a time to celebrate Black Americans who have paved the way for us all to thrive, it is also a time to consider how we can create more justice in our daily lives. National African American History Month in February…

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5 Ways To Self-Care During Quarantine

Blood Cancer Patient Self-Care Quarantine

Self-care refers to any action taken to benefit your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Whether you’re recently diagnosed, undergoing treatment, or a survivor of blood cancer, many individual’s feel as though their life is suddenly out of their control. The demands and restrictions of cancer can lead to feelings of frustration and helplessness. Self-care is…

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How TGMH is Honoring MLK Day in 2021

This year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is January 18th. On this day, we not only celebrate the life and dream of MLK, but also reflect on all the work that still needs to be done for racial equality. What does MLK Day mean to me? The significance of celebrating the day and honoring the…

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What Is A Drive-Up Bone Marrow Registry Drive?

Since COVID decided to stick around, we knew we would have to rethink our bone marrow drive process. We needed to create a way to keep everyone safe, to ensure we maintained our distance, and to remain contactless. After some team brainstorming we came up with the grand idea of Drive-Up Bone Marrow Registry Drives!…

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Benefits of Participating in Virtual Races

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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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Interview with Andrew’s Laughing Gas

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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Interview with the Founders of Ava’s Flavas

In 2013, when Ava Edwards was just 8 years-old, she started showing some alerting symptoms, including bruising on her hips and loss of color. After visiting the doctor about the bruises, she was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML), a type of blood cancer, which normally occurs in adults. The following year, Ava was also…

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A Slow Return to Business As Usual

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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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What To Expect After Donating Bone Marrow 

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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A Swabbing Good Year

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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