Thursday, June 9, 2011

Alice's Bucket List

Alice's Bucket List is a blog by a fifteen year old girl suffering from terminal cancer.  She lit up Twitter yesterday and prompted me to fulfill one of her wishes: I signed up to be a bone marrow donor.

It's quick and easy, you can do it online.  Just go here to get started.  The process doesn't involve anything more invasive than swabbing the inside of your mouth and you don't even have to show up to get it done.  They'll mail you the kit.  They couldn't make it simpler.

I don't know about the rest of you, but for me signing up for something like this is one of those things I think about doing whenever I hear of someone in need of a donor, but never get around to actually doing.  Well, it's done.  Just like that.

After I signed up I left this comment on Alice's blog:
Consider yourself responsible for one more bone marrow donor than there was yesterday. I signed up online today after hearing about you on Twitter. God bless you and I wish you all the best. You are making great things happen.
I hope Alice gets a miracle, she certainly deserves it.  If not, she's going to make more of an impact in her short life than most people who live to be ninety.

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