Most of you are familiar with Steve’s journey through cancer and the fact that he had a LIFE SAVING BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT. And many of you did register with the Be The Match Foundation in hopes of helping Steven.
BUT SOME OF YOU DIDN’T….PROBABLY BECAUSE YOU WERE TOO YOUNG or too busy…
SO IF YOU ARE 18 – 44 YEARS OLD… HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO SAVE A LIFE!!!
Our friend Joanne Filina was first diagnosed at 35 years old with Leukemia. She went into remission but it came back a second time. She is in remission again. BUT her doctors are telling her that it might come back again…and soon.
PRETTY FRIGHTENING DON’T YOU THINK?
So here is your chance to help her and others like Joanne.
JOIN THE REGISTRY.
IF YOU ARE A MATCH YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED BY TELEPHONE.
IF YOU ARE CONTACTED…PLEASE SAY YES TO BEING FURTHER TESTED.
AND THEN IF YOU ARE STILL A MATCH YOU JUST MIGHT GET THE CHANCE TO SAVE A LIFE.
YOU WILL BE INCONVENIENCED FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS. AND THAT’S IT!!!
IF YOU NEED MORE CONVINCING TO HELP OUT…THEN HERE IS A QUOTE FROM STEVEN’S DONOR:
“I am honored to have an opportunity to help save a life. When I was first notified that I was a match I didn’t tell anyone until it was confirmed I am a match for someone in need.
So I mentioned it to my wife…she didn’t hesitate for a moment. I am a parent just like you with three boys… and I couldn’t imagine someone turning down a boy with a full life in front of him….Please know this, you, your husband and your son Steven do not owe me a single thing no even a debt of gratitude, what I did was for myself, and the act in itself was self gratifying. I think you all are great people, and if anything, it is I who owes you and not the other way around. Please keep doing what you are doing in helping other cancer patients and may God help and Bless you.
With warm regards, A…..” [Note from Angie: I am maintaining our donor’s anonymity because I did not ask him if I could share this message on the website.]
SO JOIN US
SUNDAY, APRIL 17TH, 2016 – NOON – 4:00 PM
ST. DEMETRIOS CULTURAL CENTER – FELLOWSHIP ROOM
22909 CENTER RIDGE ROAD
ROCKY RIVER, OHIO 44116
THERE WILL BE A RAFFLE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR “BE THE MATCH”
REFRESHMENTS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE.
CONTACT ANGIE: Angie@fightconquercure.com
OR TONYA DAVIS
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