A call to action. A cry for help. An opportunity for you to realize your power to give strength to someone affected by a blood cancer (Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma). Get involved. Make someone stronger.
These nurses help make these families stronger.
These families help make these children stronger.
These children and this video #makemestronger.
One of these smiling, dancing, laughing, amazing children in this video is a loved one of yours. Your child, sibling, niece, nephew or friend, who is suffering from a blood cancer that is claiming their life.
Their bone marrow is creating cancer cells constantly and the fight for their life has begun. Chances are the first thought that comes to mind is “What can I do to save them?” Everyone is in survival mode.
Thankfully, the medicine and procedures exist to give them a chance at survival. It’s not a pleasant road ahead but it’s the only way to save their life, and so, with your love and support, they begin their journey.
Assuming the chemo is able to eliminate all traces of the cancer cells, your loved one is in remission and has a chance at life. The next step is critical and imperative for their survival. They will now need a bone marrow transplant, which means they need a bone marrow match to have a fighting chance.
Since no one in the immediate or extended family is a match, you are now relying on the national registry.
Hoping to find a match for your loved one, you are counting on the kindness of someone else to save them. They are your only hope to try and ensure your loved one is around for years to come so you can continue making memories with them.
You are on a mission to spread the word, register people and find the person who can save your loved one.
Despite the odds, a match is found for your loved one. Thankfully, this person feels that it is their duty and honor to save the life of a fellow human being and chooses to be a donor for your loved one, giving them a second chance at life. This makes you and your family stronger.
Your loved ones are in good health. You’re living life, enjoying having them in it with no immediate threat to their presence.
Instead, these smiling, dancing, laughing, amazing children are someone else’s loved ones suffering from a life threatening disease and you are a match for them.
YOU can make them stronger.
What would you do?