|This past NYE is one I'll never forget...
Last year, one of my best friends and her family began a journey that nobody wants to take, her brother Andrew was diagnosed with Large Cell Angioplastic Lymphoma, a particularly aggressive cancer.
After rounds of chemotherapy and naturopathic medicine to help the effectiveness of the chemo, it was determined that Andrew would require a stem cell transplant to save his life. None of his three siblings were a match, and doctors began to look elsewhere for a donor, eventually finding one through OneMatch.ca. If you aren't already registered, I urge you to take just a few minutes to educate yourself about this registry. Because of one selfless donor, Andrew received the stem cells he needed just a few days after this event.
Although he was unable to attend, he was able to be there through the awesomeness that is Skype... watching the event and talking with friends from his room at VGH where he was admitted on the morning on Dec 31st in preparation for his transplant.
To help his family with the mounting costs, we gathered to ring in the new year, to shout 'Cheers!' to Andrew on the big screen, to make sure that 2011 is the year that Andrew kicks cancer's butt.
Tairalyn, myself and Katy (Andrew's sister)
Buzz Collins, a comedic hypnotist performed. If you ever have a chance to see him perform in your city, GO! Hilarious!!!
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