Please join us next Thursday at Chipotle in Menifee. Our friend Jennifer Mull has setup a fundraiser to help raise funds for the Relay for Life!
Please help us raise money for Team Sal by joining us Thursday March 28th between 4-9pm. Please make sure you print out the flyer, which you can find on our facebook page. If you have any problems, please let us know and we can email a copy of the flyer to you. Click here to view the flyer.
We just got back from the doctor’s office and Sal is still in remission! The doctor extended his leave for a little longer so that Sal can build up his strength. The doctor says it takes a while to build it back up since he was in the hospital for so long and he had so many chemo treatments. Sal will go back for blood work next month and then back to the doctor in two months, which will be around his one year anniversary of his diagnoses.
Tomorrow Sal will be going in for a check up. He had blood work on Monday and we will know the results tomorrow. Each time Sal goes in for blood work and we have to wait for results we are so nervous! We will keep everyone updated on what we find out tomorrow. Thank you for the support!
Don’t forget the Love Mud Run is this weekend. There will be a booth to sign up as a bone marrow at the event. Also when you sign up, you can use the MATCH50 code to get 50% off. Please consider donating to Be The Match, you can donate when you are signing up.
Today is Sal’s 42nd Birthday! Over 8 months ago, we weren’t sure if he would be here to celebrate it with us! It is amazing how far healthcare has come, but we are still looking for a bone marrow donor, so for Sal’s birthday, please consider signing up as a bone marrow donor or donating to help pay for the bone marrow test kits that are sent out each day to potential donors. So please help us or maybe even another family find a donor today!
Be the Match – Donate or Register to be a donor
There will be a Be The Match Bone Marrow drive at the Love Mud run in Temecula CA on February 16th. If you would like to participate in the Love Mud run please visit their website at lovemudrun.com. Use the new code MATCH50 this will give anyone who signs up 50 % off the entry fee. And we would LOVE it if you donate that savings to Be the Match! You can make a donation to the Be the Match foundation when you join or you can just come out and sign up as a bone marrow donor. If a mud run isn’t your thing, you can still sign up as a bone marrow donor by clicking on the link on the side of our blog “Register to be a bone marrow donor”
There will be a Be The Match Bone Marrow drive at the Love Mud run in Temecula CA on February 16th. If you would like to participate in the Love Mud run please visit their website at lovemudrun.com. You can make a donation to the Be the Match foundation when you join or you can just come out and sign up as a bone marrow donor. If a mud run isn’t your thing, you can still sign up as a bone marrow donor by clicking on the link on the side of our blog “Register to be a bone marrow donor”
Sal went to his checkup today. His doctor said everything looks good right now with normal ranges. We are still in search for a bone marrow. As of right now we just need to monitor Sal’s labs each month and will have a doctor’s appt every two months. If he starts having any symptoms he has to call the doctor immediately and they will schedule a blood test to check his numbers.
The doctor said in the cancer world, no news is good news.
Sal is hoping to return to work in March. He still has to gain his strength back. He started working out this morning and is hoping he can return to work as soon as possible.
We just found out today that Sal no longer has time in his catastrophic time bank, so we will have to start paying his insurance this month. We appreciate the deputies that donated in the past.
Sal and I would like to say thank you so much to everyone that volunteered and came today to donate and sign up as bone marrow donors. I can not believe the support from AMR and Cal Fire. They did an amazing job making sure there were plenty of fire trucks and an ambulance to attract people. Thank you Fire Station #7 for letting us take over your parking lot and TV room. Thank you Jeff La Russo and Theresa Williams for all of the hard work that you put into the event, it wouldn’t have happened without you guys! There were 60 people that signed up as bone marrow donors and about the same amount that donated blood, we aren’t sure what the exact number was yet.
We would also like to say thank you to all of the news networks and all of our facebook friends that were able to advertise about the bone marrow drive. The drive wouldn’t have been such a success without the support.
If you were not able to make it today, you can go to the Texas Roadhouse in Menifee tomorrow, January 5th, 2013, from 1130am-430pm to donate blood and they will also have a limited number of bone marrow donor kits. If you can not make it, but you still want to join the bone marrow donor registry, please go to http://www.bethematchfoundation.org/goto/salaguirre and click on the link at the bottom of the page.
Thank you again for everything!!!
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