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Saturday, March 3, 2012

ANDREW'S LIFE IS ON THE LINE....

WILL YOU BE THE ONE TO SAVE A LIFE?

UPDATE:
Andrew is still in the hospital for pain management of his stomach and as we were expecting, Andrew's blood counts continue to go down, resulting today in Andrew needing platelets due to low platelet levels.  We are hoping as Andrew transitions to oral pain meds that he can manage his pain and go home, a place where we haven't seen much in two months.  


There hasn't been any news in regards to a bone marrow donor match and tell you the truth it worries me.  I know scripture says to not worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will take care of itself, but I must admit I do worry about tomorrow at times.  I respect and admire the men of the Bible and their faith, but upon further reading, I notice their "great" faith was developed in a process.  Furthermore, these great men and women acknowledged their doubts and fears, yet chose to have faith in the midst of their fears.
I think I just defined courage.  I am not saying I am courageous, but that is precisely what I have been trying to do: stay the course in the midst of my fears and doubts.  


Please continue to pray for a perfect match and that match will be found soon!  With that being said, many of you have asked how you could help our family out.  Many of you have brought meals, material things and above all prayed.  But I ask you to do one big thing: get tested to be a possible bone marrow donor or encourage 
as many people to get tested. 
I BEG YOU TO DO SO! ANDREW'S LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!  FOR PARENTS OUT THERE, WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR YOUR KIDS?  FOR THE REST OF YOU, WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR YOU LOVED ONES?  I THINK I KNOW THE ANSWER.  PLEASE JOIN ME IN HELP GETTING AS MANY PEOPLE REGISTERED FOR THE BONE MARROW REGISTRY. 
For those that can't make it to a bone marrow drive, an easy way to get registered is to goto the national registry website: http://marrow.org/Home.aspx


Here is list of upcoming bone marrow drives:
Sunday, March 4th
ASSI Supermarket
8901 N. Milwaukee Ave
Niles, IL 60704 
1pm to 4pm click here for store info:

Sunday, March 4th
Everyday Church 
8:30am-2:30pm
17037 Devonshire Street  Northridge, CA 91325
(818) 832-6628



Tuesday March 6th and Wednesday March 7th

University of Illinois Circle Campus: Sponsored by Servants
9am to 4pm 
Outside the S.C.E Bookstore

Click here for more info: tinyurl.com/bethematchuic

Sunday March 11th
Hmart SuperMarket
1pm to 4pm
801Civic Center Dr.
Niles, IL 60714
Click here for store info: 

Wednesday March 14th
University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana:
10am to 5pm
Illini Union: Courtyard Cafe
Click here for more info on the Cafe:

Sunday March 18th
Parkwood Community Church
12pm to 3pm
350 N. Addison Ave
Villa Park, IL
Click here for more info on location:

Sunday March 18th
Pasadena Presbyterian Church

585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena CA 91101

1:30pm to ?

Click here for more info on location:

http://www.ppc.net/

Check out the great turnout at one of the bone marrow drives:

I BEG YOU TO RESHARE THIS ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR WHATEVER WAY YOU CAN.  ANDREW'S AND OTHER'S LIVES ARE RIDING ON IT! 
REMEMBER: http://marrow.org/Home.aspx

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!  LET'S KEEP UP THE CAUSE FOR ANDREW, CONNOR (CLICK HERE FOR CONNOR'S STORY:http://www.savingconnor.com/) and COUNTLESS OTHER'S THAT NEED THIS LIFE SAVING CURE!!!!




 


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