Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tributes to Steve

Many people have expressed an interest in making a contribution on behalf of Steve. We have added a few links on the right side of his blog to support the organizations that supported us.

Steve's stem cell transplant (his chance of a cure) was possible through the 9/10 match he found on the Bone Marrow registry. Many people still don't find a match, so it is critical that people of ages 18-60 become registered.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is committed to fighting blood cancers. Through the LLS website we found information about MDS and AML when Steve was first diagnosed. They also provided us financial assistance with medication costs and parking fees. I spent hours reading the discussion boards where other patients and caregivers talked about treatments and shared their questions.

Steve's friend Brian Gist is participating in the LLS Team in Training program. Sponsoring his fundraising is another way you can donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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