I was diagnosed with AML in November of 2011. My cancer responded well to treatment and I was in a full remission for over a year. In April of 2013 I relapsed and was told I would need a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. I have 3 awesome siblings who were ready to give this gift of life to me, however none of them were a match. The search for a suitable donor began and is still active!! My doctors are wonderful & I trust the best match is still out there waiting to be found! To follow me on my journey and learn more about me, please visit my CaringBridge, http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/kelseytrusty/?ref=nl.
Thank you to EVERYONE for all the love, support and overhwhelming response to the events that took place the week of June 10! Huge thank you to Chick-Fil-A, Jennifer McGee, East Hall High School and the community for such a successful fundraiser and drive! We raised over $500 and added 455 potential donors to Be The Match Registry! Please continue to keep Kelsey in your thoughts and prayers as we are determined to find her the perfect match!
Joining Be The Match Registry is so simple! If you are between the ages of 18-44 and are in general good health, patients need you! All it takes is a simple swab of the cheek and you could be his match or could help cure many other patients like Kelsey!
A simple cheek swab is all that is needed to determine if you could be the one to save one of the thousands of patients in need of a bone marrow transplant. You’ll only be contacted if you’re a match for someone in need.
Please, lets get involved. It's about saving lives. There are several ways that you can help.
1. Come to the donor drive nearest you.
2. You're welcome to make donations to Be The Match. Simply click MAKE A GIFT box at the top of the page. (100% of all monies raised goes directly towards adding people to the registry)
3. Continue to spread the word to those who may want to help.
Upcoming Be The Match Drive
Sunday, June 30 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
North Cobb Spine & Nerve
3451 Cobb Pkwy Suite 6
Acworth, Georgia 30101
Please take this opportunity to join the Be The Match Registry. By becoming a member of the Registry, you could be a match for a patient in critical need—maybe even the only person who could save a patient’s life.
Please feel free to contact our Be The Match representative, Caitlin Martin, at (404) 858-9709 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We hope you will take a few minutes to attend the drive and help save a life.
Be the one to save a life. Be The Match
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