January 26, 2012


I get an absolute ton of junk in my inbox. I'm not talking spam. That gets filtered, carted off to some deep recess of the internet, and I never know it's there. No, what I'm talking about are the product pitches, the unsolicited guest posts, the product review opportunities, and the pseudo-public service announcements that outnumber my actual comments by about three to one. I don't really mind. I know where the delete button is. But occasionally something comes through that catches my attention.

Your readers could help save a 4-year-old's life.

That's a hard subject line to ignore. Especially since I have an almost-four year old. So I read the email, clicked the link and read a little more. I read about Kyle, his aplastic anemia, saw his pictures, read about his love of whales and I was hooked. Kyle isn't asking for money. All he's looking for is a bone marrow donor...and people to spread the word.

The world doesn't need product placement or reviews or random bloggers pimping the latest Disney flick. The world needs Kyles.

Posted by Chris at January 26, 2012 7:07 AM

Shared it on Facebook. I hate that I can't donate marrow, but I know some superheros who have!

Posted by: alektra at January 26, 2012 7:56 AM

That's so sad. I encourage everyone who can to sign up for the National Bone Marrow Registry. It's painless, and you could save someone's life some day! There is a shortage of minority donors in particular, but every potential donor could be the one to save someone's life.

Posted by: Fraulein N at January 26, 2012 10:04 AM

I've been on the National Bone Marrow Registry for about 15 yrs now, I hope some day I get a call that could save a person't life. Spread the word, it's a simple blood draw that goes in a database....

Posted by: Christine at January 26, 2012 10:51 AM

facebooked it. i hope he finds someone. your post reminded me to check in on this guy:

so glad to see some good news.

Posted by: kati at January 26, 2012 12:54 PM

I shared this post on every place I can think of and I will also be blogging about it. If I was part asian and caucasion. I would totally donate if I could.

Posted by: Craig at January 26, 2012 8:15 PM