Monday, October 19, 2009

got marrow?

This was written on front of a tshirt at the Wesson flea market Saturday. Of course it caught my eye. Tim and I are both registered on the National Bone Marrow registry. I ventured in the booth and found out the story of Joshua Ragsdale. He is a young man, originally from Natchez, who has leukemia and will have to have a bone marrow transplant in the next 3 months or so. Currently he has no match! His friends had this booth to help raise money for his bills, raise awareness for marrow donation, and mostly to solicit prayers for Josh's situation.
I bought a tshirt and shared that Chance was a leukemia survivor who thankfully did not have to have a marrow transplant. The girl I talked to expressed how serious his condition was and there is no donor match.
It is a simple process to be on the registry. www.marrow.org If you are a match the actual donation is a little more than donating blood, but certainly worth it if you are saving a life. Or so I think.
Please read his story at www.caringbridge.org and put in joshuaragsdale.
But most importantly please pray for him.

2 comments:

Barbara said...

Our preacher just donated platelets for that very cause recently. He has had updates from the recepient [or the organization] and the person is doing well. What a great thing to do. Wish I could do it.

rutha said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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