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Normally I do not post anything on my blog except for Harry Potter, but this is very important to me. 

Recently, my friend, Carly, was diagnosed with a rare form of  Leukemia. Carly has always been a fun-loving, kindhearted, girl. She loves Disney (especially Lilo and Stitch), One Direction, 5SOS, going to raves, and just having a good time. Her diagnosis was hard for everyone to accept. Nobody imagines their friend or family member being diagnosed with cancer at only 17 years old, when she’s just getting ready for her senior year. To beat this cancer, Carly will need a bone marrow transplant, but since she is Vietnamese, she needs a perfect match for this transplant to be a success. The doctors tested her family but nobody was a match. My school also recently held a bone marrow drive where 80 people were tested to see if they were a match, but so far, nobody has been.

 As Carly’s need for this transplant rises, my friends and I have taken it upon ourselves to help her find a match. We love Carly very much and want to see her get better. So this is how you all can help.

First off, getting tested is 100% pain-free and also 100% FREE. All it takes is a simple cheek swab to check if you could be a possible match. But, to get tested you must be between the ages of 18 and 44. To do this all you need to do is go to bethematch.org and register. It is simple and easy! Even if you are not between 18-44 I encourage you to spread the word by reblogging this, and also using the hashtags #CaringForCarly #E4C #BeTheMatch and #SetonStrong. 

I know someone out there is a match for my friend (or someone else who needs this transplant) and your help could save a life! If anybody has any questions or want to offer messages of encouragement to Carly please feel free to message me! Thank you so much! I love you all and I know that together we can find this match!

Here is something to think about...from my niece

in a little less than two weeks i’ll go in for my bone marrow transplant. i will have to do chemo and radiation in preparation. i’ll be hospitalized for a month (most of the time in isolation) and will have to be monitored for about 3 months after. i went to my transplant class last week which was 4 hours long. It was so overwhelming with all the information of what i will go through and all the rules/regulations. it definitely will be the hardest thing i’ll have to face yet and i’m not going to lie i am really really afraid. during this time i’ll need more support than ever in order to get through this. if all goes well this will be the last big thing i’ll have to do and be leukemia free. once my transplant is done i’ll have a brand new immune system (like a newborn baby) as well as new DNA. it’s crazy how science is able to do this but i am thankful that it’s possible