Debutaunt needs extra love today

Houston blogger Deb of is having a bone marrow transplant today. According to her blog, it is also her BIRTHDAY today! [Steph informs me this is because they refer to the day you receive stem cells as your second birthday! That is pretty cool.] In October, Deb was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia which is diagnosed in less than 4000 Americans each year. Deb’s sister, Steph, emailed us and asked us that we ask the Metroblogging community to send some love and prayers. Steph says:

She is getting a bone marrow transplant on Monday, and has been blogging about her experience since her diagnosis in October. She has her laptop in her room, and it has been a true salvation to her to stay connected to people.

Deb has been blogging her experiences with cancer at since October. You can read the basic story here. Please stop by and send her some love and well wishes! She really needs them today. Also, if you would like to help support her in her time of need, you can make a donation to the Deb Fund.

3 Comments so far

  1. katya (unregistered) on February 27th, 2006 @ 12:17 pm

    Awesome post – thanks for mentioning this!!!

  2. Sis#1 (unregistered) on February 27th, 2006 @ 4:04 pm

    Thanks for posting this! Deb is so excited about the love. I was in the room with her when she opened her laptop after the transplant and she saw all the comments.

    BTW, it is not her first birthday but really her second one. When you get a stem cell transplant, the transplant people call it your new birthday. That you are starting over–new immune system and hopefully new health.

    Anyway, thanks for the post. The support really means a lot to her. She is my hero.

  3. katie (unregistered) on February 27th, 2006 @ 4:05 pm

    Great! I’m glad I got it right for once and I’m glad she is doing well.

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