• Nick Glasgow is a 28-year-old from Fremont, California, who learned this past spring he had Leukemia, and that he needs a bone marrow transplant to save his life.

    Nick is an employee of EMC Corporation in Pleasanton, California, as is his mother.

    Due to his mixed heritage of 1/4 Japanese and 3/4 Caucasian, finding a bone marrow match for Nick is far more difficult.

    Since an email was sent to EMC employees around the world May 15, thousands of people from every corner of the globe have expressed their support and commitment by registering to become donors.

    This blog provides updates on how people can help, on Nick's condition, and other aspects of the race to save Nick.

    Mark Fredrickson
    VP, Marketing Strategy & Comms.
    EMC Corporation

Associated Press tells Nick’s story

“Mixed-race patients struggle to find marrow donors”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090527/ap_on_he_me/mixed_race_donors_1

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2 Responses

  1. PJ, I will be sure that Nick sees your letter =) It will make him feel really good! Thank you for all of your help

    A friend of Nick’s,
    Morgan

  2. Nick,

    I don’t know if you will ever see this message, but I want you to know how much I am pulling for you. I am 34 and live near Charlotte, NC, with a wife and young daughter. In January of this year, I was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. Blew my mind and changed my life.

    I have no reason to complain though. Meds are working so far. I have ran through the BMT scenario a million times in my mind, but like most things – you don’t REALLY know what it’s like until it is in your face.

    For that reason, my brain and heart can’t actually process how you must feel right now. But I genuinely know what fear and anxiety accompanies the words “you have Leukemia”, and I hate that you heard those words too – and then some. I hate that your mom, family, and friends are in pain. I hate it and I hate Leukemia.

    Know this though… you made A LOT of friends today via my e-mail address book! Ironically, I’ve been helping to organize a Be the Match Registry Drive where I work, and you just became “Priority Cause #1”. (Beware… if you look Asian/Caucasian, I’m going to approach you!…) Must be fate.

    Just do us all a favor and hang on. Help is coming and it’s coming on strong. We WILL find your match. North Carolina is here for you and working hard. You will look back on all this one day and see that something truly great happened… love.

    Fight. Then fight some more. Then when you feel you can’t fight anymore, dig just a little bit deeper…

    Your new friend in NC,

    PJ

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