One of my coworkers found out this spring that he has acute leukemia. He needs a bone marrow transplant. I have taught with this giving man for about 13 years. When I was new to the district, I remember he and his wife (who I also teach with) invited me to dinner. Both of them are so giving to our community. They have 2 little boys. It is hard to watch them struggle through this difficult time. I know many of you can relate to this story.
I have learned recently that "being a blood marrow match" is not a painful process, nor is getting tested. They've made such strides in this area. I just signed up to be part of the national registry. You can too! Just use the website: http://marrow.org/Home.aspx