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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.

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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Salute to Caregivers

A nbmtLINK Salute to Caregivers

Caregiving is not a “sprint” … more often than not, it becomes a “marathon.” The “runner” or caregiver needs support too. Read about the LINK’s salute and its resource publication that provides that support to these unsung heroes.

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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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Merle and Lew Christie

Recalled to Life

By: Lewis J. Christie

Discover how the main character in Charles Dickens’ “Tale of Two Cities” describes Lewis’s “recall to life,” which can apply to most who experience a blood marrow transplant and its multiple challenges at every interval of its process. Lewis learned he has plenty of company.

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Cathy and Glen Morris

Thankful and Thriving — Yes, you can do it!

By: Cathy Morris

Cathy doesn’t mean to spoil the ending of her story, but take time to learn how she and her husband, Glen knew “everything will be OK.” Bumps, challenges, fear were there to be sure; but one year post-transplant she is “thankful and thriving.” Her story has a happy ending.

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Faith Metzinger

Meet Faith: Making a Donor Difference in All That She Does!

By: Faith Metzinger

Faith’s personal experience as a donor “match” for a three-year-old boy with leukemia has, in her words, “changed me in so many ways.” It also was the impetus for her to lead a bone marrow drive in her town in the child’s honor. That was nine bone marrow drives ago.

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