I can’t believe I haven’t written anything about this until now. Although I’ve been traveling for two weeks straight, had several presentations to prepare and deliver at TechEd and EMC World, and have gotten way behind in regular day-to-day (non conference) business, there’s really no excuse…
Back in my high school days, I had a friend (Jason) go way too early to cancer… and another friend (Lee) who had a long bout with Leukemia. Lee eventually got a bone marrow transplant from his older brother and is doing fine today working as a physical therapist in MA. If Lee hadn’t had a brother with matching bone marrow, he wouldn’t be alive today – considering the only network back then was phone calls between friends and family. Today, with blogs, Twitter, etc – the net lets us go spread our search exponentially.
I’m posting this to try and help to find the match for Nick – who appears to be way too young to be dealing with this.
The full details (how to get swabbed, next steps, etc) for the Help Save Nick campaign can be found here: http://markfredrickson.wordpress.com/
Also I am really honored to be in an industry where our partners and competitors have jumped at the opportunity to do the right thing. In the end, a person’s life is a heckuva lot more important than any technology.