Words of Hope: A Delicate Balance II

December 18th, 2008 Today, I was released from prison.  Not that I don’t appreciate Johns Hopkins, but when you are hooked up to IV all day, everyday, for 35 days and live in a 10×12 room, you are woken up every 4 hours for vital checks, you start to understand what it might feel like to…

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Words of Hope – Balancing Act

Oct 2008 versus Oct 2013 As I mentioned in the September blog, it was a weird time of recovery.  I had received the FLAM treatment in August and spent September getting better and getting ready for a bone marrow transplant.  I was visiting Hopkins everyday and having my blood “checked”.  In September I was receiving blood transfusions and…

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How To Save A Life

None of us really knew what we were getting into. We really didn’t even know what a bone marrow drive was; we just knew that it might be able to save our friend’s life.

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Words of Hope – Hershey Park

July 17th, 2008 It has been about a month since I was release from Hopkins after my 24 day stay. I had completed the induction round of treatments that are designed to remiss the leukemia and set me on the road to the bone marrow transplant. At this point in 2008 we had a target…

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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 – 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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Words of Hope: Erik's Story – Reflecting on May 12, 2008

After struggling with extreme fatigue for about 5 months, I fired one doctor for another, under went cardio stress tests and pulmonary lung function tests, everything came back negative. Finally on a lovely Friday afternoon in May, I couldn’t take it any more. I was so exhausted I was about to pass out. I went…

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There Goes My Hero Facilitates Bone Marrow Registration for Ravens Fans

Ravens Fans Tailgate, Celebrate, Donate There Goes My Hero Foundation, a Baltimore-based non-profit whose mission is to register bone marrow donors, provide nutritious meals for leukemia patients and their families and to raise money for blood cancer research, registered bone marrow donors at the Gameday Warehouse this Sunday, November 20, 2011, just before the Raven’s…

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Heroes Updates

Mission: To restore hope to Leukemia patients and their families by increasing bone marrow registrants, providing nutritious meals, and supporting blood cancer research. Thank you for visiting the There Goes My Hero blog. A near goal of There Goes My Hero is to broaden our exposure and introduce our mission to new groups of people…

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