Danke schön: Belated Thanks

In July 2010, my sister underwent a bone marrow transplant as part of her treatment for leukemia (ALL).  While biological siblings are the best hope for a viable match, I was deemed unsuitable because our HLA tissue only matched 50%.  After a few weeks of searching the National Marrow Donor Program (Be The Match), two […]

Celebrating Life and Liberty: Year Two

Today, my sister and thousands of other cancer survivors were feted at a celebration of Life and Liberty at Liberty State Park hosted by the John Theurer Cancer Center of Hackensack University Medical Center.  This was our second year of attendance and thankfully, my sister is feeling good. In addition to celebrating the patients, their […]

My Sister’s a Survivor: Celebrating Life and Liberty

My 34-year-old sister was diagnosed with leukemia (ALL) in February 2010 and underwent chemo and full body radiation in an effort to put her cancer into remission to allow for a bone marrow (stem cell) transplant. While I wasn’t a match, an unrelated donor was found through the Be The Match Registry, and she underwent […]