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 […]

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 […]

Review: These Things Hidden

Title: These Things Hidden Author: Heather Gudenkauf Genre/Pages: Fiction/352 Publisher: Mira Release Date: January 18, 2011 Rating: 3.5 Bookmarks Source: BookTrib Nat’s One-Sentence Synopsis:  A multi-layered tale of life and loss, Heather Gudenkauf’s second novel is told from four perspectives that are anchored by one 5-year-old boy. In 2009, TLC Book Tours introduced me to a […]