To Read Tami's Story from the Beginning

Just CLICK HERE. Her blog begins on March 12, 2009 with a post titled "Tami's Myelodysplasia Diagnosis." Then at the bottom of each post, click on the words "Newer Post" located just below the comments section on each page.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

2 Easy Ways You can Help Janet Find Her Cure for Cancer!

1. Business Cards
These are Janet's new business cards. You can order some from me (for free) to hand out to friends, leave a pile on your desk at work for colleagues or customers or keep a few in your wallet or purse to hand out to people you meet. CLICK HERE to place an order online.

This is the front of Janet's business cards

And this is the back

2. Flyers
If you have a computer and a printer and somewhere to hang or hand out a flyer (i.e. your office at work, a community bulletin board, your church, a club or group, etc.) you can help me to help Janet. There are two parts to this flyer, the information sheet that you can print and hand out and the tear away tabs that can be added to the flyer for bulletin boards so that readers can take one with them to remember the website url when they go back to their computer.

(These links will open in new browser windows and may take up to 1 minute to load as they are high resolution, printable flyers.)

CLICK HERE to download the PDF of this flyer.

CLICK HERE to download the tear away tabs that can be attached to the bottom of the flyer.

And this is Janet. You can visit her WEBSITE by CLICKING HERE. There you can learn more about her, how to join the National Marrow Donor Program and leukemia. For current updates visit her BLOG by CLICKING HERE.

Will you help her by joining the registry or by spreading the word that she needs more help and more people to register?

On August 24, 2009, 22 year old Janet Liang was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a form of blood cancer. Janet is currently living in the Bay Area and is undergoing chemotherapy in the hopes that she can attain a successful remission. If the chemo fails she will need a stem cell transplant. She will then be faced with the daunting task of locating a marrow match from the national or international registries after tests revealed that her only sibling is not a match. Processing new donor samples can takeup to 2 months or more so it is crucial for people to be tested asap before her need becomes critical.

Already in the registry? No matter how long ago you signed up you will remain in the National Registry until you turn 61 years old. If you move or change your phone number you can update your contact information by CLICKING HERE.

Last year more then 4,400 people missed their opportunity to save a life when Be The Match was unable to locate them after they were a preliminary match for a patient in need.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Extreme Home Makeovers Features a Bone Marrow Donor and Recipient

Did you miss last weeks episode of Extreme Home Makeovers? CLICK HERE to watch it on The Stott family has been through a lot. First Joey Stott got Leukemia. After receiving a bone marrow transplant from an anonymous donor located on the National Marrow Donor Program registry, her family suffered a second set back when their house caught fire and was damaged beyond repair by smoke and water damage.

Enter Ty Pennington and the Extreme Home Makeover crew. Not only did they build the Stotts a new house and barn for their sheep, they also brought Joey's bone marrow donor with them giving Joey her first opportunity to meet Tom since he saved her life. The picture above is Joey, seeing Tom walk out of the Extreme Home Makeover bus moments after being told he was there.

And this is Tom, one of the 7.4 million Americans who joined the National Marrow Donor Program in the hopes of someday saving a life.

Be sure you have a big box of Kleenex® with you when you watch this episode. It's a total tear jerker.

The best part is that it's a great segment about why to join the registry, what it's like to donate your marrow and there were even two donor drives held during the filming of this episode. And actor David Duchovny comes onsite and helps to build the new home for the Stotts. CLICK HERE to watch it on

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Message from Tami Day +135

"My back is definitely getting better but still have a ways to go. Went to see my Doctor today and he says everything looks good. He cut my fluids in half and I'm not taking as many meds."

So sounds like she's feeling better. FINALLY! I'll continue to update this blog whenever I receive a change from her most recent status.

Thanks for checking in!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

No News is Good News

Well the reason I haven't posted any updates lately is because my information source has run dry. That translates to that Tami has been doing well enough on her own that my mom is no longer going to help her each day. I hate calling because you just never know when she might be taking a nap so I will send Tami an email right now and see if she can send me back an update on how she's doing :)