Every year, 26,000 babies are stillborn in America. In 2003, one of them was my son.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hope for Kai

I just came across this on Twitter, and thought I would pass it on to all two of you who follow me. There's a little boy in NYC who was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia 3 weeks ago. His name is Kai, and he's four years old. Without a bone marrow transplant, even with chemotherapy, he doesn't have much of a chance.

For anyone who might stumble across this in the NYC area, there is going to be a donor drive this weekend. All that's required to register and potentially save a life is a quick cheek swab. For info on the NYC drive, go to www.hopeforkai.com. If you're not in the area, please go to his website anyway and, if you can, donate money for treatment, send good wishes, or follow the link to receive a test kit in the mail, so that you can swab your own cheek at home and send off to the bone marrow registry. (That site can be found here.)

Kai's dad was diagnosed with incurable lymphoma last year. Kai's mom could lose her husband and son. And that is simply not acceptable.

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