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Bone Marrow Transplant

To Matthew

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Nina Polvanich Louie

Dearest Matthew, Do you remember how it snowed on the night that we met? Your eyes met mine, and in that moment, it felt as if I had found you aga...

To My Son

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Nina Polvanich Louie

Your mama was diagnosed with cancer one week before your second birthday. It was Stage IV lymphoma, and my PET scan lit up like a Christmas tree.

Home

Bret Hoekema | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

I am home. Back in Chicago. Gathering my wind from the Windy City. A second chance from the Second City. After one hundred and eleven days in New York City for medical treatment, I am home.

White Pencils for Some S#%T?

Simon Higby | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business
Simon Higby

The white pencil should be more than another advertising award; it should be a celebration of the world changing for the better, whether or not it was an agency who did the work.

Facebook, My Hero -- The Power of Community

Isaac Zablocki | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Isaac Zablocki

We live in New York, a huge and disconnected city. Still, when the community needed to mobilize for a good cause -- they proved themselves above and beyond. Thousands in our global community supported Idan's cause, organizations opened their doors, people sent gifts, and together, brought him to his transplant safe and sound.

Strangers Related by Shared Bone Marrow Dance Wedding's First Dance

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 11.26.2013 | Good News
Arlene Nisson Lassin

As they waltzed around, locked in an embrace, looking at each other lovingly, they seemed to be sharing a bond that few of the rest of us could ever know or understand. Related by shared bone marrow and white blood cells, they danced the wedding's first special dance together.

My Journey to Transplant

John Schmidt | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
John Schmidt

Many cancer patients are fortunate enough achieve remission right out of their first round of treatment. Instead, I have to rely on a bone marrow transplant to save my life.

Lessons From Donating Bone Marrow

David Park | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
David Park

In the process of giving bone marrow to my dad, I have discovered that we all have the power to change and possibly save a human life. Perhaps our hearts and minds, like fresh new cells, can open up a new world of possibility -- both for the one who receives the gift, and for the one who gives.

To My Donor, on Transplant Day

Bret Hoekema | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

With your stem cells, I can imagine life as an ordinary thirty-something. Back at work. Earning a salary. And writing about something other than life with cancer. With your stem cells, I can imagine a second chance at my first year of marriage and the dreamy possibility of my 50th.

Point, Click, Save This Woman's Life

Sam Sommers | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Sam Sommers

This is a present-tense story about a person in need of your and my help. There's a match out there for Nalini. Maybe it's you; maybe it's someone you know. It only requires a few moments of your time to find out.

Firefighter Meets Bone Marrow Recipient He Saved Twice

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.28.2013 | Impact

New York firefighter Doug Chiz might have made his greatest rescue without extinguishing a blaze. On Wednesday, he met the woman he saved -- twice -- ...

Celebrating the Gift of Life and How to Give It

Jessica Abo | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Jessica Abo

What would you do if your child was sick and doctors told you his or her only chance of survival was finding a perfect bone marrow match?

Synchronicity

Trish Kinney | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Trish Kinney

An odd feeling comes over me as fall starts to creep into late summer. It isn't necessary to consult a calendar to know that all my cancer anniversaries are lining up.

Father Of Bone Marrow Transplant Dies At 92

AP | STEVEN DUBOIS | Posted 10.20.2012 | Healthy Living

-- E. Donnall Thomas, a physician who pioneered the use of bone marrow transplants in leukemia patients and later won the 1990 Nobel Prize in medicin...

Robin Roberts To Undergo Bone Marrow Transplant

Posted 09.20.2012 | Healthy Living

"Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts, 51, is undergoing a bone marrow transplant today (Sept. 20), months after announcing her diagnosis wit...

Another Tricky Case of Celebrity Illness: Robin Roberts

Barron H. Lerner | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Barron H. Lerner

Being severely ill is a painful physical and mental process, even if your celebrity status can garner you thousands, and even millions, of well-wishers.

Teacher Denied Leave To Be With Dying Wife

Posted 09.07.2012 | Money

Time ran out on Thursday for a Georgia woman whose rare infection led to a quadruple amputation and whose husband's unsuccessful battle to take time o...

Help Me Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) with Liz Rowan!

Porter Gale | Posted 11.06.2012 | Women
Porter Gale

"I am not going down without a fight. I am not dead yet. I will fight until my heart stops beating. I will not give up to this disease." Share your support for Liz by tweeting at her at @lizrowan1.

The Lottery of Life

Dan Na | Posted 09.10.2012 | Impact
Dan Na

Due to the lack of minority donors within the bone marrow registry, the process becomes much more complicated for ethnic minority patients. Unfortunately, less than 27 percent of the entire bone marrow registry is non-Caucasian.

Mom Of 3 Girls With Rare Disorders Pushes For Bone Marrow Donors To Be Paid

Posted 06.14.2012 | Impact

Doreen Flynn is desperate to save her three daughter’s lives and is taking on the federal government to do so. The Maine single mom knows that in...

Junior Olympics Hopeful, 8, Puts Dreams On Hold To Help Save Sister's Life

Dacula Patch | Posted 06.06.2012 | Impact

C.J. Clinkscales is an amazing young ­­­athlete with dreams of making it to the Junior Olympics this summer. He is a true star on the track, but of...

POLL: 41 Percent Say Organ Donors Should Get Cash

Posted 05.17.2012 | Impact

Part of what is so inspiring about donating an organ is the selfless nature of the act. The giver doesn't expect anything in return. But with more...

Boy, 5, Dies From Rare Disease; Inspires Almost 50,000 To Give Bone Marrow

Posted 04.18.2012 | Impact

In his five short years, Giovanni Guglielmo inspired a true miracle. Giovanni was diagnosed with a rare genetic immune disorder at five months old,...

PHOTOS: Man Meets Postal Worker Who Donated Life-Saving Bone Marrow

Huffington Post | Emily Heinz | Posted 03.16.2012 | Impact

Six months after Audrey Pollard, a New York post office worker, signed up for the marrow donor registry, she was matched to a man in England, desperat...

Holler If You Hear Stewart Francke

Doug Bradley | Posted 05.09.2012 | Detroit
Doug Bradley

Stewart Francke believes that music, at its finest, should move those of us who hear it to take some sort of action -- to learn more, to right a wrong, or even just to dance and have fun.