September is National Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness month. Could you please consider making a donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society?
Or to the Be The Match Foundation ? This foundation helps to connect those in need of bone marrow transplants with potential matches. Could you consider joining the registry? Or helping to spread the word?
Help grow the registry. Make a post, spread the word. You never know whose life you will touch, whose baby you will help to make it to survivorhood.
No parent should have to face this fight. But far too many do. It is estimated that the risk for leukemia for young children is that 1 in every 2,000 will develop this disease.
Why does this disease in particular worry me so? Because the risk of leukemia in children with Down syndrome narrows to 1 in 95. Far too many of the dear families in our sweet community have been faced with these statistics.
Far too many of the dear families in our sweet community have had to learn the language of pediatric oncology.
Your bone marrow- it could save the life of a child. Please visit www.marrow.org and add yourself to the National Bone Marrow Registry. The more people that join and help spread the word the closer our children are to growing up and seeing adulthood- a simple wish. One that we should all be able to have.
The odds of surviving Leukemia are so much better in this day and age. We are so blessed that medical technology and the compassion of people like you have made this possible. For a lot of people survival means finding a match. Please register. Please donate. Please spread the word.
Come meet some of our dear friends who are fighting for the lives of their sweet children.
There are far too many like them. Let’s do what we can to fight this disease. Let’s give these children a chance. Please stop by and visit our friends to let them know you are thinking of and praying for them. They will appreciate the kindness.
my husband and i are both registered. oh my goodness, though, i had no idea it affected so many kids with down syndrome… as if families with kids with down syndrome did not have enough to figure out. worry, too?
we had a little cousin and a little friend both who had leukemia and are fully recovered. my heart broke constantly for their families. they are both amazing people on the other end of it all. with lots of joy in their lives.