It’s been a long time since I posted on this blog. I love posting about Stephen!
Cancer is a terrible disease, but it creates amazing bonds and friendships. Stephen felt like LDS Hospital East 8 was his second family and his home away from home. East 8 is participating in a walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma organization in SLC and I would love to help them get support for their efforts and for the amazing contribution they make to others. If you are in a position to donate, and would like to do so in Stephen’s honor, below is the information on the walk.
Stephen made so many friends, and loved so many of the nurses, but he had a special friendship with Amy Child who was a kindred spirit and has the same crazy sense of humor as Stephen. She is walking in honor of Stephen. We will be there to support her! Amy is in the lighter jacket in this picture of two beautiful nurses preparing blood for him. Below is Amy’s post in her own words and the link…
As many of you know I am a nurse on a Bone Marrow Transplant unit in Salt Lake City where we treat people diagnosed with Leukemia, Lymphoma, and blood disorders. I come to know and love these patients as my own family. As their nurse I will continually fall short of helping and caring for them in regards to how much they inspire me in their fight and resilience to live. Working on East 8 is the single best thing that has happened to me in this life. I am hoping to raise awareness and funding in hopes to find a cure for these disease. I am fundraising for this cause and if you would like to donate to our team it would be much appreciated you can donate at this link
Please come and partake in the Light the Night to support and raise awareness in the fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma at Sugar House Park on Oct 12th. There is no charge, festivities will begin at 4:30pm; walk will begin at 7:00pm, where we’ll Light up this Salt Lake City night at dusk!
You can also help save lives by becoming a bone marrow donor. It is as simple as a saliva swab and sending it into the national registry. You can find more information to become a donor at http://bethematch.org/