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An amazing young man, a
real hero, was lost on June 16, 2008. He suffered immeasurably, risked
his own health and his own life trying to save his brother, Jeffrey, his
best friend and lifelong companion, from a wretched disease ~ Leukemia.
He was his brother's stem cell donor. He was devastated when the
transplant failed, and when we lost Jeffrey. But, in
spite of it all, after losing his brother, he joined the National Marrow
Donor Registry, because, as he said, "I couldn't save Jeffrey, but I may
be able to give someone else a second chance at life. That's what Jeff
would want me to do, and that's what I really want to do." He didn't have time.
He died of Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome ~ a broken heart ~ less than
5 months after losing his brother. Brian is my child, but he is also my hero
... he will always be. He didn't like it when I called him a hero, but he is. And, as he said, "Leukemia, you SUCK ~" It
does. I leave my light on for my boys every night. I hope you will, too
... Can you spare just 10 seconds of your day on June 16 to remember Brian? Please join our event ~