Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Be the Match

Earlier this year, I received an email from a friend of one of my fans. She wrote that her friend, Natalie, had been diagnosed with acute leukemia and was having a hard time in the hospital with the treatments. She was hoping I would consider sending a note of encouragement because Natalie was a huge Boston Jane fan.

I sent a package and connected with her family and have been following Natalie's progress ever since. She seemed to have been doing better but has since had a relapse and will now need a bone marrow transplant. No one in her immediate family is a match so they are hoping that someone in the Bone Marrow Registry Network will match with her. And they are encouraging her friends to please register.

Natalie is a beautiful and brave young lady with an incredible spirit, and I would like to help her as much as possible. And you can help, too.

Be the Match is a bone marrow registry that connects patients with life-saving bone marrow donors. It's easy to join. Just click HERE to find out how to join the registry.

Let's help Natalie overcome this so that she can grow up and make her own luck just like Jane. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sometimes the best present you can give ...

Is a story

But it can be hard to get books into the hands of kids who really need them. Luckily, there is a terrific organization out there that provides access to new books for children in need...

From their website:

To date, First Book has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis.

Please consider donating to this wonderful organization. Or if you are working with programs and school serving kids in need, go HERE  to get more information about ordering books.

This is a present that will last a lifetime.