July has been a great month so far!
Remember the kitten?
As of yesterday, he is settled in his new home!!! One of my brand new neighbors, Cath, and her husband, met him, were enchanted by his good looks (and how super funny he is running around all over the place), and they took him home – to his real permanent home – yesterday!
We miss the little guy – even Karl admitted to missing him, but I’m so happy he found a good home, that my pets are happy again without the competition and the jealousy, and that the kitten now has the attention he deserves!
Oh, and you caught the best part, right? The kitten (still unnamed, but I’m voting for Ninja – it fits his personality) is now my neighbor, just a few floors down, so I’ll definitely be seeing him again and I’ll get to see him grow up too! I wonder how big he’ll get considering he was a tiny little thing when I found him and though he’s at least twice as big as he was then, he is still super-tiny!
Now if that wasn’t good news enough for one weekend, this news got beat by my high school friend’s AWESOME news (if you understand Portuguese, or just want to look at pictures of her cute son, she has a blog about him).
What are the news, you ask? Her 2-year old son who was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia at the beginning of the year, and has been waiting for months for a compatible donor (on the first search none of the 6 million registered people in the world were compatible), finally found a match over the weekend! Only one state over too!
So they have already flown over to Sao Paulo, where the donor is located, and he should start the process this week. Isn’t he adorable? (Photo stolen from her blog.)
Her life mission these last few months was to distribute flyers, get in touch with newspapers, radio stations, etc, so that other people would register as a donor.
Are you registered? I see a LOT of runners running for Team in Training, but how many of them are actually on the list of donors? If you’re interested in finding out more information, or adding yourself to the registry (all it takes is a cheek swab), please visit marrow.org. The website answers a lot of questions about the procedure as well if you are someone’s match. Anyone can run a race for Team in Training, but not everyone is going the extra step of being a registered donor to actually make a difference in someone’s life.
In this case, her 2 year old has found a match, but how many other kids are out there looking for a donor? It could be your own son, your brother, your husband, your father. Sometimes, it’s not that people don’t want to be a donor, they just never thought of it, or they don’t know how. I posted this on Facebook, and got at least one friend to register – hopefully I can get at least one more with this post. Every little bit can make a difference, no?