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1/25/2012 6:55:53 PM EST
|Girl Makes Emotional Plea to Find a Matching Bone Marrow Donor: Given 2 Months to Live
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I will make my first attempt at posting a video by posting this one. If it doesn’t show up it’s because of a several failed attempts. Have a heart. Spread this message as quickly and as often as you can.
Janet Liang made this video in hopes to urge people to go in and get tested to see if they are a possible bone marrow donor match. In the video, Janet who was given 2 months to live, makes an emotional plea for as many people as possible to get tested. The following was recently posted to her personal blog:
It’s been a while since my last post, but at the insistence of one of my best friends, I’m here to give an important update that’s been long overdue.
Last week, I was notified by my hematologist/oncologist that I’ve unfortunately relapsed and will need a bone marrow transplant. And tomorrow (December 26) I will be heading back to the hospital for a month of high-dosage chemotherapy.
I’m writing to ask you as my friends and supporters to be a part of my Helping Janet family. Now more than ever will I really need to count on you for your help. After this intense round of relapse chemotherapy, my oncologist wants to move forward with conditioning chemotherapy and a stem cell/marrow transplant, but not without a perfect match. This is crucial for my survival, and I truly appreciate your support during these difficult times.
In short, here’s how you can help.
1) marrow.org/ in the National Bone Marrow Registry.
2) Spread the word to your friends via social media, word of mouth, whatever means you can think of. We really need to spread the word!
3) Start a Bone Marrow Drive. Depending on where you live, there are excellent resources of people and organizations that can help and through your personal connections, we can continue to spread the word and get others too!
I’ve listed some great organizations that focus on helping Asian Americans janetliang.wordpress.com. Please contact them to start a drive in your neighborhood!
East Coast: www.dkmsamericas.org/
Thank you so much! Please share this with everyone that you can. I don’t know when I’ll get a chance to update you again with everything so quickly, but I’ll try my best to keep you informed about my progress through the www.janetgliang.com/ .
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