Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Save Jodie Gee

I'm grateful that God is using my song "New Every Morning" in this important video... Please read the information below, watch the video and spread the word!

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In November of 2008, Jodie Gee went in for a routine physical and mentioned to her doctor that she noticed some bruises on her body over the weekend. A few days later, she was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia, a bone marrow disorder, which means that her marrow no longer produces any red and white cells or platelets necessary to fight infection, clot her blood, or carry oxygen through her body. This came as a complete surprise because she was in great physical health prior to that.

Jodie is a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend – She is caring, creative and has a giving spirit. Her family has touched the lives of so many, and we hope that that generosity will cause others to also want to be generous this season.

Jodie is now in urgent need of a life saving bone marrow transplant. She needs 2-3 blood or platelet transfusions per week in order to maintain an adequate level of health, but common viral infections are life threatening for her. To limit her exposure to germs, she now has to limit her contact with friends and can no longer care for her children as a normal mother would. Even holding or kissing her kids could be dangerous. The members of our family weren’t a match for her, so we are beginning a worldwide search for her donor match, particularly among Asians. There is a million to one chance of finding a match, so we are targeting to sign on 1,000,000 new donors. Time is of the essence.

Getting tested to be part of the donor registry is FREE of charge for minorities. We are looking for Asian donors that are in good general health and between the ages of 18 and 60. You can either get tested at a donor drive near you or go to www.aadp.org to have them mail you a free kit

Please join Jodie’s friends and family in our search for a donor match, and join the many others that are seeing the importance of becoming a donor. By joining the registry, you could help save a life.

We are also looking for new locations for donor drives. If you are interested in hosting a donor drive in your Asian community group or church, please contact us through this Facebook page.

Please help spread the word, and most importantly, please get tested. Jodie, Alex and their children thank you for your gift of life. God bless.

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::UPDATE:: 2/18/09 - According to the Save Jodie Gee blog, a donor has been found! Thank God!

1 comment:

Armanius said...

Great song Matt. Thanks for caring for Jodie.

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