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We highlight one person in the media weekly who needs a miracle and ask viewers to save a life.

Mom Needs Life-Saving Bone Marrow

  Julie Spicer, with daughter Dani, 8, is hoping for a bone marrow match. 

Nashua Elm Street Middle School teacher Julie Spicer needs a life saving bone marrow donation.

Julie has touched the lives of hundreds of children during her seven year career at the Elm Street Middle school and was recently diagnosed with double hit lymphoma. This is a very aggressive cancer and she needs a bone marrow transplant to live.

Three bone marrow drives are scheduled in Nashua for Friday, Dec. 23: The first at the Courtyard Marriott from 11am until 4pm, one at Elm Street Middle School from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. and the last at Milford High School from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Potential donors will be tested through swabbing to see if they can become a match.

Julie is the mother of three children: Dani 8, Emily 21, Melissa 23, and the wife of Tom Spicer.

Every day thousands of patients search the national registry in hope for a bone marrow donor match. Only 4 out of 10 patients are lucky enough to receive a transplant.

“I lost my mother to leukemia when I was 14,” said Katharina Harf, Co-founder, DKMS Americas, “and I have made it my mission to recruit more donors so that other families don’t have to go through the pain we did.” “We need your help so we can save more lives.”

Registering to become a bone marrow donor is more than a cheek swab; it is a commitment to help save a life. You must be between 18 and 55 and in good general health. When you register with DKMS, you will also be listed on the national Be The Match Registry and can be found as a donor match for any patient in need of a bone marrow transplant

The cost to DKMS for registering a new potential bone marrow donor is $65. DKMS does not receive government funding and is therefore dependant on donations from the general public. 

The DKMS mission is to save lives by recruiting bone marrow donors for leukemia patients. More than 20,000 DKMS donors have helped save lives by donating their bone marrow. DKMS is the largest and most experienced bone marrow donor center in the world with over 2 million registered donors.

For more information about DKMS and to learn more about registering as a bone marrow donor, please visit www.dkmsamericas.org

End Stage Cystic Firbrosis is not the End

 I am a 30 year old male with End Stage Cystic Fibrosis, I will be put on a double lung transplant list soon. I also have other medical problems such as Ausbergers Syndrome and  Osteoporosis. I have many breathing treatments I have to do twice a day. I am underweight so I have a feeding tube that provides nutrition during the night. I am seeing at the least seven different doctors. My family needs help with the cost of helping me maintain my life as an artist, and keeping all of my appointments. Some of my doctors are local and the nearest Cystic Fibrosis clinic is 100 miles from my home, the transplant clinic at U of W is farther, about 300 miles away. My family has help mecontinue to do what I love. I am an Artist. Please see the accompanying video. It was taken at a recent Art show I attended. Thank you for taking the time to read this and help if you can. Steve

Father passes away family need your help:

Paul Crabtree 62 of Strunk Ky 42649 had a accident in his home on 05-12-09. He Was air lifted by UT life star to the UT Medical Center on 05-12-09. Where he passed away on -5-29-09. Paul had worked for the HT Hackney Company for over 40 years as a salesman. Due to poor health problems Paul had to take a early disability in early 2008 after spending approx 20 days on life support at Scott Co. Hospital in Oneida Tn 37841 Due to his age at 62 Paul did not qualify for medicare for another 2 years. And due to Paul not haveing any children under 18 still at home he did not qualify for any medicaid assistance. Pauls emp. ins. expired in nov.2008 Also due to him not returning to work he lost his life insurance he had for so many years. The family now has funeral bills, life star air lift, hospital bills , doctor, misc bills the family will never be able to take care of. ANY DONATIONS OR CONTRIBUTIONS CAN BE MADE AT: BANK OF MCCREARY COUNTY C/O PAUL CRABTREE MEMORIAL FUND C/O TRAVIS CRABTREE SON P.O. BOX 519 PINE KNOT KY , 42635 C/O SUE MEADORS BRANCH MANAGER 606-354-2231/ FAX 606-354-3072


Good Morning every one.   My name is Narciso J. Brucelo Jr., 43 years old, married with four kids (one is autistic and one is special child).  Our postal address is: Barangay Rizal, Sorsogon City, Philippines.  I tried to write this email to seek assistance from all over the world.  Here is my story:

Last December 20, 2008, I was diagnosed with Colon Cancer stage 4.  On December 27, 2008 I was operated on my transverse colon to remove the tumor at Makati Medical Center here in the Philippines. After the operation, i was undergoing a chemotehrapy at  the same hospital.  Good that I have a health insurance, but we all know that treating cancer is very expensive and the health insurance is not enough for my medication.  It is in this regard that I am appealing to the benevolent hearts to help me cross this battle.  Please help us pray that we may overcome this trials.  If you have excess money please help us financially.  We really need your help now.

Thank you very much and may God Bless us all


Narciso J. Brucelo Jr.
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