Help Danica Martinez!
I met my friend Danica online shortly after I was dignosed with breast cancer – she was diagnosed just six weeks after me and we started chemo around the same time. So, we bonded over that experience and we’ve spent two Young Survivor’s conferences together. Just last month, Danica mourned the loss of our friend and her dear pal, Jayme, who was also diagnosed at the same time we were and died from breast cancer after fighting for two years.
When Danica had just finished her breast cancer treatments – and like so many young survivors do, was still dealing with surgeries – she was diagnosed with chemo-induced leukemia. She has been battling against this new disease for a year now. The ongoing leukemia treatment causes recurrent infections. She has been on the brink of death several times and is really struggling to survive.
She is a young woman – just 30-years-old, with three young children. Danica is spunky and a fighter. It’s really a miracle she has made it this far with the treatments she has been enduring. But she is still here and she can do this. Her hope now is to get a bone marrow transplant.
So many times, when you hear about someone being sick, there is this utter helplessness – nothing you can do. But this is a time when you can actually help! You might be the cure Danica needs.Visit www.danicamartinez.com and learn what it takes to become a bone marrow donor. Have your blood tested to see if you are a match. The procedures are simple and you can read more about them on the site.
The sick irony in this is that those of us who know and love Danica so well, who have supported her in this battle, are not eligible to be bone marrow donors because we are all survivors of breast cancer. So, we need your help! We are asking all of our family and friends who qualify to please be tested to be a donor. What Danica has now is CURABLE. Let’s find the person who has that cure.
Please forward this message as you are able. We need to find a match for Danica and we need it soon.