Alice Rallies All of Us: #Alice’sBucketList

Alice Pyne and Mabel

My apologies for the radio silence of late–had a little health scare and was in the hospital for a few days, but am definitely on the mend and feeling better every day now.

Because of my days immersed in healthcare and all its foibles (and GREAT nurses, in my case), I am drawn to the recent super-trending story of Alice Pyne in Ulverston, England. Alice has gained international attention for her blog, Alice’s Bucket List. Alice is a 15-year-old girl with cancer. She has been fighting it for four years, and with incredible grace that just guts me, she has come to the understanding that she’s not going to win this fight. Alice has created a Bucket List of things she is anxious to accomplish in the time she has, with fantastic experiences she longs for, like “To Swim With Sharks,” “To Be a Dolphin Trainer,” and “To Meet [the band] Take That.” Alice’s number one wish is for everyone, and she does mean everyone, to sign up to be a potential bone marrow donor. A donor match can save a life. One-to-one, you being responsible for the survival of another, and without you, they will not make it. It is an awesome responsibility and honor. Alice’s work for awareness is huge.

Respond to the international movement started by this young woman, by finding the marrow donation center nearest you, and put yourself on the list. It is easier than you think.

Be the Match

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