Thursday, February 16, 2012

As I mentioned in a previous post our little cancer friend Millie has relapsed and now needs a bone marrow transplant.  She has the same cancer as Skyler and its not common for the cancer to come back during treatment, so that's why they went with the more aggressive form a treatment.  They tested her little brother to see if he is a match to donate his bone marrow but we found out recently that he is not.  Millie will need bone marrow to save her life from a complete stranger from the bone marrow registry.  We are trying to get as many people to join to see if they are a match for sweet Millie and many other children who are waiting for a match.  Also, if Skyler were to relapse (knock on wood) and needed a transplant he would have to go through the registry as well because he has no siblings and a parent match is extremely rare.  To register is so simple.  They will send you a packet in the mail and you just have to swab your cheek and send it back.  To donate is simple as well.  They just take marrow from your hip, a procedure these little kids have all the time.  Thank you.

                                 Isn't she the sweetest thing?

Just click the link below
                        
                  http://marrow.org/Join/Join_Now/Join_Now.aspx?promo_code=marrow4millie

5 comments:

Lacy Allred said...

I have followed Millie's story along with Skyler's, this breaks my heart. Before you posted this I registered for the registry because of Millie actually. I hope to be a match for Millie, and if not her some other brave fighter!!

Padilla's said...

I have been registered for over a year now. People it seriously takes two minutes to save a life. I can't understand why you wouldn't if you were able. Prayers for her family.

susi and adam said...

Hi Crystal... just posted this on my Facebook and I'm talking to my hubby about registering right now :) She is so adorable

Ela said...

I truly would like to donate it to see if mine matches Millie, but I live oversea :/ and I just read that I have to live in the US/Porto Rico. But believe me Millie, I would go all the way back to the US from Brazil to try to help you, little girl. Live strong, Millie! Both Millie and Skyler are in my thoughts and prayers dayly

Erin said...

Does Millie have a current blog so we can follow her journey? It looks like her blog in your links is no longer current. Many thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family.