|Team Life Sabers|
Three weeks ago, I posted a bit of information about the annual Man/Woman of the Year Campaign of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to raise funds for the battle against blood cancers. (See the original post here.) I am proud to be part of "Team Life Sabers" working with Stefanie Sarantopoulos, MD PhD to raise funds for LLS. In today's post, I want to tell you a bit more about Stef and the work she does. I am hoping that as you learn about Stefanie, you will consider supporting her campaign as well.
|Jabba the Hutt joins us in the battle against blood cancers|
First off, you may wonder about the origin of our team's name.
Stefanie's family and friends are also actively supporting our efforts, and her children made lots of origami Star Wars items to be worn by Stef and her team, and they've also loaned her their light sabers to serve as an emblem of what the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is trying to achieve: victory over cancer.
|Nurses and CNAs prepare for a day of caring for our patients.|
Sometimes after a patient receives donor stem cells which successfully attack the cancer, the cells take their job a bit TOO seriously and begin to cause problems. In this situation, the patient can develop what we call graft versus host disease (GVHD).
|Stef's lab goes to war against cancer and chronic GVHD.|
I hope that this post and my previous one can help to illustrate how many people serve critical roles in helping to conquer cancer. Physicians and nurses may be the first people you think of, but the research which goes on in the lab, the organizations that fund this research, and those who donate to support this work, are also vital. And of course no one is as important as our patients.
|Photos of some of our transplant survivors line the walls of the clinic and inpatient area|
Perhaps you will consider donating to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Simply click the button below. If you cannot give a monetary donation, please donate a bit of your time to pray for their efforts, to pray for all those suffering from cancer, and to forward this link to others.
On behalf of Stef, Team Life Sabers, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and myself, thank you!
Such an inspiring team...and we love the L&LS!ReplyDelete
Well said! Wishing you well!ReplyDelete
This is an amazing tribute to all those working to help research cancer, gives me chills. Thank you for sharing your amazing view. Thanks also for hosting this week, hope to see you soon!ReplyDelete
Happy St Patrick's Day
Good post and very inspiring tribute :-)ReplyDelete
Have a great week
What a wonderful team. You folks are awesome. Thanks for all you do!ReplyDelete
Very nice team. Great tribute and prayers to all. You are amazing.ReplyDelete
It is so gratifying to know that good people like yourself and Stefanie are on the front lines helping those with leukemia and lymphoma survive with treatments, Sue! Thank you for your personal than you card to me for my donation to your fundraiser. I hope you reach your goals!ReplyDelete
Well done to the team. A great post!ReplyDelete
This is a great cause that you have joined in.Thanks for sharing this post with the details of this team.You all are really great!ReplyDelete
Such a noble and important cause.ReplyDelete
Great post and a wonderful team!ReplyDelete
Best wishes and thanks for hosting!
Happy ww to you
A great fight to be part of. Wishing you the very best in your cause!ReplyDelete
What a great cause! Thanks for sharing and hosting. Have a great week.ReplyDelete
Great post! Greetings!ReplyDelete
This is truly a cause to work for. Blessings!ReplyDelete
What an important cause. We've lost number of friends to cancer. Recently we lost one to bone cancer and another is undergoing treatment for the same disease. We really need to keep everyone in our prayers. It helps.
What a great cause! I shall keep your friend in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyDelete
I love this cause! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Love the origami Star Wars items! So cute!ReplyDelete
Amazing post Sue, it's incredible the way people are fighting this illness and all of the hard work and dedication put into it, it's inspirational. I love the Star Wars origami too! - TashaReplyDelete
Very informative and inspiring information about this vital mission.ReplyDelete
Sue, I hope with this awareness comes a cure one day. God bless those who endure this illness! Thanks for hosting the mid-week fun!ReplyDelete
Great work and an equally great team! Prayers to all!ReplyDelete
YOu are all so inspiring!ReplyDelete
I wish everyone on this team well. Without amazing health researchers the world would be a poorer place. In Australia I know we have teams who too rely on donations for the best work to be done to find ways to help those suffering all kinds of illness. Thanks to you, we are all better informed. DenyseReplyDelete
Such a worthy cause. Thanks for alerting me to your link-up :)ReplyDelete
I have close friends and family affected by Leukaemia, you are all doing amazing work and we all hope that we will find a cure for cancer. Thank you for all you are doing!ReplyDelete
I hope you make your goal! Best, LanaReplyDelete
Thank you for the kind comments Sue! - TashaReplyDelete
I always glad to read your comments, dear Sue.ReplyDelete
I compare the meaning of Denyse - she wrote exactly what I think!
It's difficult to think on such things like cancer and to write about although! I was very ill in my childhood with a rar illness called the "Purpur Krankheit" or Purpura Schönlein-Henoch (Purpura anaphylactoides, Vasculitis allergica) . I know this and never forgot.
Send you lovely greetings, Heidrun
This is very inspiring.ReplyDelete
Great post and a wonderful team! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
fight, fight, fight..bon courage..ReplyDelete
Your continued support and awareness of blood cancers is tremendous. One of the girls in my daughter's class has recently been diagnosed but they aren't telling the kids what is really wrong with her which I don't think is right.ReplyDelete