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Nuances of a New Normal

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.

He Said: She Said: All Said with Love!

Lewis & Merle Christie

Lewis and his wife, Merle tackled his AML diagnosis together. Read their story of being “recalled to life” more than once by transplants, the support of family, friends, and medical personnel; and their sheer determination that Lewis would survive … period!

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Embracing the Suck of Cancer

By: Michael Ansley

Read Mike’s story about how the term he learned in his Navy career, “embracing the suck,” became the mantra that guided his approach to handling GvHD and ultimately defeating leukemia. In the process, he gained perspective on what is truly important: God, Family & Friends … everything else is “just stuff!”

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Moving Cancer to the Back Burner

By: Laura Weinger Housley

“I can’t wait to be on your side of the fence.” Laura was speaking with an AAL survivor. A relapse a year after her initial diagnosis and treatment, a bone marrow transplant was recommended. Today, she is a committed volunteer, helping other cancer survivors. Learn how giving back is its own reward.

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Finding Hope

By: Barry Stebbing

An extraordinary caregiver, Barry Stebbing wasn’t afraid to ask for help and it sure paid off.

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Jennifer Nsenkyire

For this new U. S. resident who emigrated from South Africa, a bone marrow transplant unexpectedly cured two non-cancer diseases – Sickle Cell Disease and Multiple Sclerosis – and freed her from a lifetime of pain.

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Jordan Segal

The unexpected gratification for a young stem cell donor leaves a lasting impression on this young man.

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A nbmtLINK Salute to Caregivers

There are roughly 65 million people in this country serving as caregivers either to an aging adult, a family member with a debilitating diagnosis, or an adult with disabilities.  

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Taking Time to Smell the Flowers

By: Rhonda Jokot

The positive connotation of the expression, “take time to smell the flowers” takes on special meaning for Rhonda: for her it means a “new normal,” her “second birthday,” a major fund raiser for Gateway for Cancer Research, and valued relationships with the LINK. You’ll feel good when you read her story.

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Recalled to Life

I can categorize my story with an analogy to Charles Dicken’s “A Tale of Two Cities.” The main theme throughout his story is, “recalled to life.” What Dickens meant was

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