Thursday, December 16, 2010

Save Sebastian

I recently wrote about our neighbor, one of Isabella’s classmates, who is also battling cancer.  He was diagnosed with leukemia and requires a bone marrow transplant, but unfortunately, none of his family members are matches.  This Sunday, December 19, they will be holding a bone marrow drive in Norwalk, CT.  What better gift to give this holiday season than a gift that can potentially save a life?  The process is simple, all they do is swab your cheek, and takes just a few minutes.

If you can’t attend this drive, visit the DMKS web site where you can find a local donor drive or request a kit where you can swab yourself and send it back in.

Here is the announcement.

Help Save Sebastian and Others!


Sun Dec 19, 2010

- Norwalk, CT

Sebastian is a 7 year old who has a long list of his favorite things. He loves the color red, the Wii, hot cooked shrimp, cookies and ice cream; Lady Ga Ga, the Yankees, chocolate cake, lollipops, monster trucks; fireworks, soccer and baseball. Most of all Sebastian loves his Daddy. He wants to grow up to be just like his father, but Sebastian has leukemia, and his life may be cut short unless he receives a transplant.

“My little boy is tough. Nothing stops him. He gets his fingers pricked a hundred times, must swallow pills every day, endure painful biopsies, but he does not complain or cry. He has the will to fight in him!” says Sebastian’s father. “My family prays and prays for a match.”

St. Thomas the Apostles Parish
203 East Avenue
Sunday, December 19th
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
At the gymnasium located in the parish

Back to the Hospital

Isabella woke up with a fever so we took her back to the hospital. The last few days have been fairly quiet and uneventful. Isabella has been home from school. We picked up her new foot brace on Monday and she got a new pair of sneakers yesterday.

So this is very disappointing that we have to head back to the hospital but it wasn't completely unexpected. Isabella's followup appointment yesterday showed that her white cell count has bottomed out so she is susceptible to infections. Hopefully, we'll only be there a few days and be back home in time for Christmas.