Sunday, July 13, 2008

Pulling for Robbie

Our good friends Bob and Debbie Greenberger have two terrific kids. Katie has just graduated from my alma mater, and Robbie was just beginning college when he was diagnosed with leukemia.

It's been a dramatic, up-and-down, scary year for the Greenbergers, and just recently, Robbie was told that the leukemia had returned.

That sent me running to the National Marrow Donor Foundation to learn about becoming a marrow donor. Unfortunately, it looks like they wouldn't take me, but that doesn't mean that I can't urge you to get yourself registered. The odds that your marrow could help Robbie are small, but, of course, you never know... and even if you can't help Robbie, perhaps you can help someone else, and the person you help might tell his friends to check, and that person's marrow could help Robbie.

Meanwhile, join me in continuing to pull for Robbie... and for anyone who is facing this grim circumstance.

1 comment:

GiftOfLife said...

Your readers might be interested in Gift of Life. They are a bone marrow and cord blood registry like the foundation you linked, and they're trying to get more people aware of how easy it can be to contribute. Many people don't realize that joining a marrow registry is as easy as swabbing one cheek with a Q-tip.