“how to save a life”
Hi everyone. I’m writing this blog today for a dear friend of mine, Matthew, who I have known for almost 9 years now – since our UCLA days. Although Matthew is younger than me, he has always been the one looking out for me. Today, I share his story in hopes of helping him and inspiring others.
In June 2007 at the age of 26, Matthew was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and underwent chemotherapy for sixteen months until he recently relapsed in February 2009. Matthew now needs a bone marrow transplant to help save his life. Matthew was actually in the process of planning his May 2009 wedding and his Fall 2009 return to Pharmacy school when he found out about his relapse. Unfortunately his plans have now changed. and he is now fighting for his future.
A bone marrow drive is being organized for Matthew and others who may be dealing with Leukemia this weekend in Orange County. Please take the time to stop by and register. By spending a few minutes filling out a questionnaire and completing a quick cheek swab (no blood work necessary!), it gives Matthew and others a chance at finding their bone marrow match. If you are a match, you could be giving the ultimate gift of life.
Here are the details of the bone marrow drive:
Saturday & Sunday, March 7-8, 2009 (10am-4pm)
Saigon City Supermarket (corner of McFadden Ave & Brookhurst St)
15471 Brookhurst St
Westminster, CA 92683
For more information and to register online, please visit www.teamMATTHEW.org.