I didn’t personally know either of them but followed their
journeys closely and blogged about their quest to find a bone marrow donor
match, which is often difficult to do, especially for those of Asian descent.
Nick was fortunate to find two donor matches and received a bone marrow transplant in early August. And at the beginning of September he learned that the transplant was working and that he was cancer-free. Unfortunately, by end of month the situation had changed and the cancer returned. And today he lost his courageous battle against leukemia. My heart breaks for his family and my thoughts and prayers are certainly with him, his family and friends.
If you’re reading this, I hope you take a moment to read more about Nick and Michelle, and help spread the word about bone marrow drives such as The National Marrow Donor Program’s "Be The Match" drives and those put on by the Asian American Donor Program in order to help others find a match.
Project Michelle: Be a Hero and Possibly Save a Life