Thursday, May 13, 2010

Devan

Last weekend we went to visit our friend Devan in the hospital.  His leukemia has returned and he will need to stay there for a while now for chemotherapy.  I guess he has a really bad kind that is unusual in kids.  He seemed like the same old Dev and was in a good mood when we went by.  Thomas enjoyed playing with the up and down buttons on Dev's bed and calling the nurse at frequent intervals.


I've probably already sent you something about this, but it's really important that he find a bone marrow donor very soon.  This website has information on how to sign up: 

www.matchdevan.com – 

In the US go to Be The Match Bone Marrow Registryhttp://www.marrow.org/JOIN/Join_Now/join_now.html  (you need to be 60 or under)
Dave is now in Egypt for a week.  We miss him a lot and wonder what he is seeing.  Before he left for NYC Thomas told him his train and plane had been canceled because "you love your son too much."

5 comments:

arthur and maggie said...

Hoping things go well for Devan. That's a cute story about Thomas too. He looks good in the surgical garb!

Kathy said...

thanks for posting the Thomas and Devan picture and also the Thomas and Dave picture. Just contacted a Welsh/Indian potential donor.

Laura said...

That's a great picture of Dave and Thomas, made even more poignant given Devan's situation. Here's hoping a donor comes quickly for Devan.

Pete said...

Good work there, Thomas. I'd like some more information on the lava/pearl situation, if possible, for a project I'm working on. Also, I heard from some other people on that canceled train and plane, and they didn't seem quite as into the poignancy of the reason.

Pete said...

Also, Grandpa Peter has yet to cook me anything on his visits to the Northwest?