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 […]

Making ‘The Cut’

After my sister was diagnosed with leukemia in February 2010, she cut her long blonde hair to an ear-length bob in preparation for the inevitable chemotherapy hair loss.  Just a few weeks later, she was completely bald and we headed out to Brooklyn to buy a wig from a store that serves Jewish women who […]