September 17, 2008

Emru received a transfusion of the donor's stem cells yesterday afternoon. His wife was at his side. My parents and I spoke to him on the telelphone as it it was happening, because we were having a problem getting Skype to work as the nearby coffee shop's wi-fi was on the fritz.

Please consider registering as a stem cell donor and think about donating blood. Not enough people do either. Emru is just one person. He is very special to us - but there are a lot of other special people out there. They are someone's best friend, their brother, sister, or cousin, child, and maybe a mother or father.

Another way to follow how Emru is doing and to raise awareness about registration is to check out the Heal Emru page on Facebook. You can also follow tweets on Twitter.


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Anonymous Mark Busse said...

Happy Birthday Emru!

Much love from your SIGGRAPH friends in Vancouver — we're all pulling for you.

September 17, 2008 8:00 PM  
Blogger Betsy said...

Dear Emru,

The candles are lit and the most positive of California vibes are sent.

May love, luck and light surrounds you - and all your family - as you process this new life force.

Be up and about soon : )

Betsy & Jerry
The Little Fluffy Clouds

September 18, 2008 2:32 AM  
Anonymous Jeanette Klein Ritchie said...

Dear Emru and family,
I have been praying for you all daily and will continue to do so.

Here is a quote for you from a Swahili Warrior Song:
Life has meaning only in the struggle
Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the gods...
So let us celebrate the struggle.

love, Jeanette(Jan)Klein Ritchie.

September 20, 2008 12:39 PM  

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