Happy New Birthday, Emru!

September 20, 2008

On September 16th, after a very long journey to find a matching donor, Emru Townsend got a transplant of stem cells. Here he is, showing the precious cells and a very contagious smile.

It was Emru’s Day Zero, but by far not the end of the fight. It will take two-to-three weeks for the new marrow to engraft with his body, a hundred days of very close follow-ups, and an entire year for most (all?) side effects to vanish.

Happy new birthday, Emru! May the force be with you, and with the many others that have not yet found a match.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: