A seven part blog series with David Weinstein
We’re so thankful and honored to present the following seven part blog series. David Weinstein shares his heart, grit, soul and bone marrow transplant journey with us as we roll out this series, once a month, here in our E-nnouncement newsletter, starting this month. Each blog post will inspire you regardless of where you are on your journey. So sit back and feel the sun on YOUR face as you soak up this very special series. Thank you David. You are a gift to this world.
By: Jennifer Gillette, LMSW of nbmtLINK
There are so many things in life that we need to be patient and wait for. When we wait for health to return, the pandemic to end or significantly improve, or when we wait for any crisis to be over, can we shift our focus to invest in the future we hope for as we try to cope with the present situation?
By: Martha Nielsen
Martha conquered “the beast called Cancer.” Facing B-cell NHL, multiple approaches to treatment and ultimately a BMT, she contacted the nbmtLINK, especially for the peer-support program. She has celebrated over fifteen “second birthdays” and volunteers in the LINK’s peer-support program. You will be uplifted by her victory.
By: Juanita McReynolds
Twenty-four years as a survivor of AML, today brings Juanita gratitude, patience, compassion, and “tremendous” growth in her faith in God. Learn how she honors brother’s “incredibly generous gift” by helping others who are on a similar journey.
By Amanda Ferraro
As you read her blog, you will learn how, after the first shocking moments of the diagnosis she grabs hold and eventually defeats AML leukemia – twice! A successful BMT and a “mind over matter” attitude guided her determination. Read about her success.
By Nick Hudson
Nick was a perfect match for a four-year-old “toe-head” boy named Cameron who had leukemia, and needed a bone marrow transplant. I was “the match.” Cam’s transplant was successful and his parents told him he had a “blood brother.” You will enjoy learning how these “strangers” became friends.
By: Karen Raman
Follow Karen’s cancer treatment journey and the multiple changes that occurred along her route. Lessons learned: you are your own best advocate; stay on top of your meds; and most important of all, keeping a positive outlook is at least fifty percent of the battle.
By: Peter Thomason
Peter shares how he found his way to handling the different issues that accompanied his post-BMT challenges. His discovery of Zen, a Japanese word for “meditation,” brought a sense of peace to his living each day as a cancer survivor.