Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Baldy's Blog

Sunni - was it you that told me about this blog? Whoever did - do I say thanks? I have just spent a couple of hours reading one of the most amazing blogs - Baldy's Blog - totally appropriate to our life situation. Only go there if you are ready for quite a bit of sadness and an amazing heartfelt story of a 26 year old guy with leukemia and his battle for this life. He is expected to die by July. Word of warning - his leukemia is MUCH more severe than Kenyon's. Only start reading if you have some time. The real time sucker is to go to you tube and check out Adrian Sudbury's video about the transplant process and time in isolation. It is pretty crazy.

His message (and my motivation for posting this) is to encourage all people to consider joining the registry for bone marrow donation. The process is not too painful and it save lives. I haven't done it yet - but all of Kenyon's siblings have been so willing and so many of you have offered on behalf of Kenyon - and if you are still willing you could do it through a national registry. It is something to consider and look into. At least look into what you can do. You can also donate your baby's umbilical cord for those in need of a match or for research on the transplant process. Pretty cool. It is amazing what can be done.

We don't have much of an update but apparently we get to pick the date. Who wants to do that? I was kind of hoping for them to pick it but we will...we are just considering a few things but it should be in the next couple of weeks - certainly before June is over.

5 comments:

Sunni said...

Annie, I can't take the credit for "baldy's blog", but I will definately be taking a minute or two to check it out. Let me know what I can do to help, I think about you and pray for your family everyday...

Annie P said...

OK - Who told me about this guy? Someone was just telling me that they saw him on the web?

Holliann said...
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Holliann said...

read it...loved it. Nice read during quiet time (napping kids).

The Morley's said...

Hi. It was me. Saw it on msn.com. I thought I heard you talking about it tonight... I can't wait to get on and see the scoop!
Amy