May 17, 2013 - A year and half ago, Eric McLean and his older brother gave $10,000 on behalf of L.I.F.E. to a promising leukemia research study at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research being conducted by Dr. Jing Zhang. Today Dr. Zhang wrote back with the following message:
"After several months of hard work, we finally finished the testing of a novel combo therapy in our leukemia mouse model. We show that this new therapy could provide long-term disease free survival. This work was initiated by the generous donation from LIFE. We cannot thank you enough for this. As I mentioned earlier, we would like to dedicate the publication to Eric. We are preparing the manuscript now.
The #1 thing on Eric wanted to do on his Bucket List was to get as many people as he possibly could to sign up on the bone marrow registry. Read the story below about a senior thrower on the University of New Hampshire track & field team who just gave up the final weeks of his career to save the life of a complete stranger. What an awesome story, this guy is a hero. If you're not on the bone marrow registry already, it's time to sign up today.
April 23rd, 2013 - ABC News -
Cameron Lyle, a Division I college athlete in New Hampshire, has decided to shorten his athletic career for a chance to save a life.
The University of New Hampshire senior will donate bone marrow Wednesday, a decision that abruptly ends his collegiate athletic career but one that he calls a "no brainer."
Lyle, 21, had his mouth swabbed to join a bone marrow registry two years ago in the cafeteria at school. He didn't think any more of it until a few months ago when he got a phone call that he might be a match. He took more tests and discovered a month later that he was a perfect match.