Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Soon I will turn 60, which all of a sudden has become a challenge emotionally. The big SIX - O.
When I turned 50 - I was a couch potato not active at all ... or, I had just started to get active. I have had a decade where I have done things I did not think possible. No records in the books, but records competed against myself (and perhaps a few people younger than I).
What recently threw me off ... I found out that I within the next year will be placed on the inactive list for bone marrow donation. For those of you who knows me - people with blood cancers have a special place in my heart, so bone marrow donation is an important act towards a fellow being whose health is affected by a blood cancer.
I would like to ask each one of you reading this - and all your friends - log on to www.marrow.org or www.bethematch.com and ask yourself ... is marrow donation for me (and i hope it is).
Recently you may have heard of a high profile bonemarrow transplant - Robin Robbins if Good Morning America. Her donor was her sister, but it does not have to be a blood relative. A young lady I know in Ohio had a donor from Germany ... after her transplant she got married and work as a teacher.