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.

Friday, April 30, 2010

UCLA Bone Marrow Drive May 5-7, 2010

Click on the image to view and read the letter Janet received.

I have mentioned Janet Liang on Tami's blog from time to time. Janet is a young woman who was diagnosed with leukemia and is currently undergoing round 7 of 8 rounds of chemotherapy in an attempt to knock the cancer back and attain remission. Hopefully she will and the remission will be long term. If the many months and 8 rounds of chemo fail, a bone marrow transplant will be her only hope at being cured and living a long and healthy life.

With the help of UCLA Vice Chancellor Janina Montero UCLA (Janet's alma mater) will be hosting a marrow drive for Team Janet.

Please help me to spread the word about this event:

Bruin Plaza
UCLA Campus
May 5-7, 2010
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Already in the registry? Volunteers are needed. If you can help please email Gloria at with the date/time you are coming and your phone number. Thanks!

Currently there is no match for her in the national registry so, thinking it's better to be prepared, Janet has kept up with raising awareness as to not only her need, but the need thousands of other patients who are dealing with the day by day search to find a marrow match in time to save their lives.

While she has been sick, Janet has been really busy emailing and writing people. I had not heard from her in quite some time and was glad that she messaged me today to ask a favor in helping her to publicize an upcoming marrow drive at UCLA.

Said Janet in her note to me:

"It's not just about leukemia for me, it's about fighting cancer in general ... and this applies to such a huge demographic suffering from illness, young and old."

Monday, April 26, 2010

Catching Up

Stacie here. Sorry for the lack of recent posts. I was sick with not one but two colds back to back. The first was really bad. Knocked me off of my feet for about 5-6 weeks. I was well for about 4 days then came down with a sore throat and another new cold that's lasted a couple of weeks.

During that time I had barely been posting here and in my own blog that I run for my company. Am finally well again and am playing catch up. I'll be calling Tami for an update, sharing some patients' updates, there have been both highs and lows in the past two months, and here's a great video I saw over on Team Haupt's website I wanted to share: