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Sunday, March 11, 2012

"Be The Match"- Life Update in the Thumb


Hi Friends!
I wanted to take just a minute to tell you about some exciting news that is happening within my family. My oldest son joined The Match Registry when he was going through boot camp. Last year he was contacted because he was an initial match to be a donor. Well, several months and multiple tests later  he found out that he's almost a PERFECT match! He flew in yesterday from Okinawa and is in the D.C. area with his wife. I will be flying down later this week to be with him during his procedure and once he's done we will be coming home together on Saturday evening. He's so excited to be able to do this for someone. He's in great shape, takes good care of himself, and I know his recovery may be a bit painful but he's prepared for it. I will be there to hold his hand because his wife has finals this week for her college classes. I'm so thankful that I can do this for both of them....how did they turn into adults already???  His gift of life has inspired me to join the Match Registry!

Please keep my son and the person he's donating to in your thoughts and prayers this week. I pray for 100% success for the transplant and that this will give the Leukemia patient a new lease on life!

Thanks so much for your support and love!
Staci


**I will be out of commission Wednesday - Saturday and will catch up with all of your blogs next Sunday!


38 comments:

  1. What a heart-warming post! Your son and the recipient are both in my prayers.

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  2. What a beautiful and inspiring post, Staci! Sending prayers your family's way for blessings and a safe journey through this whole process.

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  3. That is a wonderful thing. Kudos to your son for doing this! I signed up for the registry a decade ago when a college friend was diagnosed with cancer. It's a great thing to do.

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    1. You are so right, Melissa. I don't know why I didn't sign up a long time ago either!!!

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  4. Staci ....how proud you must be of him and yes you have our prayers and thanks for such a wonderful gift. God Bless your Son. And prayers for a speedy recovery for them both! Love. Joanne.

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    1. Thanks JoJo!!! I am proud of him!!!

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  5. How wonderful that he is doing this!!! I will keep him in my prayers during his procedure!

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  6. That's amazing! What a wonderful, caring son. I can tell you are so proud of him!!

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    1. It's a great thing he's able to do!!

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  7. Hope that everything goes smoothly for your son! I'm sure it will! Have a good trip and visit.

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  8. That is amazing Staci! I'll be keeping your family in my prayers. What a selfless thing to do!!!!

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  9. What a selfless act for your son to potentially give the gift of life to someone else to help them heal from cancer! I am so touched by your post Staci. Prayers for them both during this process. So wonderful that you could be with him as well.

    On a side note, I'm out of the loop with the blogger changes and didn't realize you could respond to comments directly! Nice feature. I need to figure out how to make some changes on my blog!

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  10. That is an amazing gift your son is giving. I work in a cancer hospital and I see first hand how these types of gifts can make a difference in someone's life! I'll keep both your son and his recipient in my prayers!

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  11. Staci, this is such an uplifting post! I'm so happy that your son is a match and is willing to participate. I'll be keeping all of you in my prayers this week. Tell him we are all so very proud of him! Hugs to you!!

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  12. Oh, Staci - how proud you must be of your son! What a wonderful thing to do for someone he doesn't even know. The recipient, your son and you will be in my prayers this coming week. How wonderful that you will be able to be there for him.

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  13. That's a very good thing for your son to have done.

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  14. Staci, your son and his mom :) seem like wonderful, giving people. Love ya both!

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  15. Definitely will keep all involved in my prayers. It is an important thing he is doing and I thank him.

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  16. Wow, your son takes after you obviously with his generosity and giving spirit!

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  17. Staci, this just makes my heart sing. Please thank your son for me. My nephew had leukemia when he was a toddler. Although ultimately he didn't need a transplant, our extended family all joined the registry. Colin will be 16 at the end of this month. He's completely healthy and we're all thankful for that.
    I wish your son all the best. It's great you can be there for him!

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  18. I'm a little teary at how generous your son is. You did goo, Mama! You'll all be in my prayers this week.

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  19. Congrats! that's such a wonderful thing for him and the recipient...will he know who it is? Not that it matters. I will think of all of you and I cannot believe you will be in DC and I won't see you! I'm sure you won't have time, but if you do, please drop me a line.

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  20. Prayers for your son this week (and for your entire family). What a great thing he's doing. You have raised a fine young man.

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  21. How awesome and inspirational!

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  22. You should be proud. I know you are! Good luck to him and to his donor. I know it will all turn out fine.

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  23. That is the most precious gift your son could give to someone. I will be praying for him and his donor. I'm sure God will be with them both.

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  24. That is amazing, Staci! Your positive attitude is an inspiration. Best wishes to your son and you and the rest of your family!

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  25. I'm so pleased to hear of your son's courage and generosity. I'll definitely keep them all in my prayers. And, go ahead and take credit for raising such a good young man.

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  26. Wow, that is great! What a blessing he is to be doing this! I wish him and your family all the best.

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  27. What a wonderful and gerous thing to do. I'm inspired to do it myself.

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  28. Wow! I am also in the registry, but never been called. Hope everything goes well and will keep you in my thoughts. Your son is a life saver.

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  29. Wow! You've got yourself one special son! I prayed for them all when I first read this on Google Reader. How is everybody doing now?

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  30. What a wonderful gift! You must be so proud of your son. I hope all went well with his donation. I'm sure the recipient (and family) are extremely grateful.

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