Thursday, January 21, 2010

Prince - 1 ; Evil Witch - 0

BRANDON IS IN REMISSION!!!

Bring on the transplant match!!

The search is on!

It seems that as brave and valiant as my prince continues to be, there is a need to call on some of our friends for additional support in this battle against evil.

So, a head's up to all future heroes.....

It has been confirmed that Brandon NEEDS a stem cell transplant in order to remain in remission long term. Otherwise, the cancer will return within a year.

The hospital has started a search for a donor, but unfortunately the database is still quite small and there is only a 60% chance that Brandon will find a match.

The biggest misconception seems to be the process a donor must go through if they are a match. To donate stem cells there is actually no extraction of bone...it is like donating blood!

I found these 2 Youtube videos that explain the process:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8Bxua7-fHU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIy2nMnuGGI&feature=related#watch-main-area

We are working with several agencies to organize targeted initiatives.

PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING DETAILS ABOUT DONATING!!!

Thank you to all our soldiers (and heroes) out there!