Friday, January 28, 2011

A special request

First of all, Carter's doing awesome. I will post more details soon, but for now, I have an urgent request. Tomorrow there will be a special drive to find possible matches for a friend who has leukemia and will eventually need a bone marrow transplant. So far, no match has been found. We don't know him personally but we know a lot of people that do. For obvious reasons, this is hitting close to home for us. All they need to do, is swab the inside of your cheek. 10 minutes of your time that could save a life! So please, if you have a few minutes tomorrow, I know it's short notice, but stop by.

The drive will be:
this Saturday, January 29 from 11 to 4
at the church building located at 10509 SE 5th St. Vancouver, WA 98664
donors need to be between the ages of 18 and 60

If you can't make it, that's understandable, but as you ask what you can do to help, one of the most practical answers we can give is that cancer patients world wide are always in need of blood and other donations. Carter wouldn't be having the success that he is currently having if it weren't for previous blood donors, as he's already had 4 transfusions this month. I've never been so grateful for all those blood drives that seem to always be happening!

Thank you all!


  1. I was the 100th person to get swabbed today at the drive! They took my picture and everything. :-) I hope I'm a match for someone. How cool would it be to help save a life?!

  2. Shoot! I didn't see this in time to make it today but please let me know if you hear of another drive. I'd love to get tested.

  3. I WISH I could have gone!!! I hope the fact that there is 2K miles between me and the drive will exonerate me. I hope you know that if Carter needed anything I would do ANYTHING to help out a cuz's boy!

  4. Hey I'm already on the national marrow registry at Be The Match.. what else should I do :-)

  5. Thank you for posting about the drive. You are wonderful!