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.
Jimmy Martinez, a 24-year veteran of the New York Fire Department, was off duty when two planes struck the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Still, he rushed to the scene, and spent the months that followed dedicated to Ground Zero recovery. Last year, he was diagnosed with a form of blood cancer called multiple myeloma, which doctors say was a result of the chemicals he was exposed to during his 9/11 response work. A bone marrow transplant has the potential to save his life, but he can’t find a donor.
Please spread the word to help Jimmy Martinez find a bone marrow donor that could potentially save his life. Delete Blood Cancer will be holding drives in Martinez’s honor at the Steven Siller Tunnel to Towers run in New York City on Sept. 28 and during pre-registration on Sept. 24 and Sept. 26. Learn more about donating bone marrow here.
Read the full story here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/11/jimmy-martinez-911-cancer_n_5801098.html