Saturday, August 22, 2009

Looking for Help

We recieved this email from our adoption caseworker yesterday. If you know of anyone who may be helpful to this little guy, please forward this or contact me for more information. Even if you aren't of Indian decent, registering may help someone else. Dan and I are already on the registry.

"Dear Families,

We hope this email finds all of you doing well. We are contacting all of our India families to share with you about a little boy named Ben.

Ben is a 7 year old boy adopted from India/ISRC. He joined his family right before his 1st birthday. Ben was diagnosed in 2007 with systematic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Ben has become very ill in the recent weeks and is in urgent need of a bone marrow transplant. In an attempt to help Ben’s family find a possible match for Ben we are sending this to all of our families who have adopted a child/children from India. If you are an individual of Indian Heritage and/or you have an adopted child from India that is 18 years of age or older you can go to the following link and order a kit: and submit it back to the Bone Marrow Registry. "


Peter and Nancy said...

I just printed out your post so I can pass it along to two Indian families at our school. The moms are both very friendly and interested in Anya Rashi (some others at our school are definitely not), so I think they'll be open to the bone marrow registry. I sure am praying that they find a match for Ben.

The Labontes said...

My mother-in-law forwarded it to colleagues at the college she works at and got a pretty good response. We'll pray for Ben.