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Friday, April 16, 2010

Makaeya Update

I told you about pretty little Makaeya Lynn Wheeler yesterday. She has MLD, a rare disease that attacks the nervous system. muscles and organs. It will worsen over time. There is no cure. Eventually, this will end her life.

A bone marrow or stem cell implantation can extend her life and give it some quality. With the time bought, perhaps a cure can be found.

I've just been told there is a bone marrow drive being held today (Friday) at Lafayette College Kirby Field House from 11-1 and 4-7. It's just a simple cheek swab to see if you are a match for Makaeya.

Sorry for the short notice.


Sanctifying Grace said...

Damn! I'll never make it to PA in time. Plus I don't have liberty to travel this weekend.

Let me know if they do this again.

Hopefully, they will find a match soon. Peace, ~~Alex+

Bernie O'Hare said...

Alex, I had to miss it myself.

Anonymous said...

They are having another one on May 8th at the Easton Community Center. Not sure of the time yet.

Sanctifying Grace said...

Where's the Easton Community Center? I have never heard of it before. Is that the place where the senior citizens gather for lunch in the northwest quadrant of The Circle?

Peace, ~~Alex

Anonymous said...

I am not sure of where it is either. As soon as I get more details, I'll post here.

Anonymous said...

The Easton Community Center is the former St. Anthony's Youth Center.

Sanctifying Grace said...

Thanks for the info. Peace, ~~Alex