Friday, October 31, 2008

Got this on several Stanford e-lists

Native American and German Ancestry donor needed
From: Caren McCormack < >
Subject: Urgent donor needed

Hi all,

I am writing you with a very serious and urgent request. My friend, a local mother of three and elementary school teacher, is fighting for her life. In January 2008, she was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), the same leukemia I battled. After five rounds of intensive chemo, her cancer returned. It was then doctors found she had been misdiagnosed and was actually fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Because she has received so much chemo already, her body will not handle the normal course of treatment for ALL.

She needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life. And she needs it soon. Currently there is no match for her on the national donor database or on international databases. She is looking for someone of Native American AND German ancestry . The percent of each heritage is not important.

Two action items:

1. If you fit this description and are willing to help, would you please contact me? You must be between 18 and 60 and healthy to give. You can be tested for free via a simple cheek swab you can do at home.

2. If you don't fit this description, could you please forward this email to others? I'm convinced there's a donor out there. We just need to cast the net wide enough.

Please help us find someone.



Sunday, October 19, 2008

Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama

This is worth listening to - what a great way to explain his decision.