Today, I signed up to be a bone marrow donor in a night club. At Shine Lounge in San Francisco, I did my 4 cheek swabs, filled out my paper work, and officially joined the Bone Marrow Donor Registry. It was quite an interesting location to sign up, but I’m so glad K & I were finally able to make this drive together.
We signed up in support of Jeremy Kong, an adorable 2 year old who was recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He is in a desperate search for a bone marrow match. However, ethnicity is a key factor in finding the match. Currently, only 7% of the national bone marrow registry is Asian, and only a bit more than 1% is Chinese. Jeremy is ethnically Cantonese, and he is desperately looking for a match. If you are reading this and you want to help, please learn more about how you can help at: http://www.aadp.org/
Jeremy’s personal story and blog can be found at: http://thekongfamily.net/jeremy/
I pray that this adorable little boy with a beautiful heart will find his match soon.
To celebrate a lovely night, we decided to say hi to Dan, now a very new SF resident, and show him one of the late night treasures of SF – Bob’s Donuts. Open 24/7, hole-in-the-wall, heavenly smell of freshly made baked goodness, crazy long lines at 2am — that’s what I’m talking about. We drooled over the giant donut in line as the irresistible smell wafted up our nostrils and set our senses on fire. One old fashioned, one lemon meringue, and one chocolate glazed donut for breakfast later…I was a very very happy camper.