MoreMarrowDonors.org co-founder and board member Mike Hamel’s work was recently featured on KOAA-TV (NewsFirst5 – Colorado Springs). When diagnosed with a non Hodgkin lymphoma Mike made the decision to chronicle his experiences via his blog Open Mike. Just last month Mike release a new book entitled, “Stumbling Towards Heaven” which discusses the interplay between his diagnosis and issues of faith. Click HERE for the KOAA-TV report and click HERE to purchase a copy of Mike’s new book.
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Tags: marrow, Mike Hamel, Radio, transplant
Our own Mike Hamel was featured on the nationally broadcast Steve and Johnnie show which is broadcast out of Chicago, IL (WGN Radio 720). Mike spoke with the hosts about the life-saving potential of marrow transplants and his own battle – and triumph – over cancer. You can download mp3 files of the two-part show HERE and HERE.
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When Mike Hamel, one of the founders of MoreMarrowDonors.org, learned that he had Non Hodgkins Lymphoma he decided to document his experience for friends, family, and others interested in learning more about dealing with cancer. A committed husband, father, friend, and writer, he has blogged throughout his treatment and recovery process. Now, his story will be told in video form at Agia Sophia bookstore and coffee shop Sunday, January 31st at 7:00pm. Click HERE for the complete details.
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Last week FoxNews.com wrote about the lawsuit that MoreMarrowDonors.org joined challenging the National Organ Transplant Act. The report, while containing some inaccuracies (for instance, Mike Hamel is a lymphoma patient, not leukemia, can be found HERE. The article features opinions from Art Caplan, a bioethicist at the University of Pennsylvania. Unfortunately Mr. Caplan makes some assumptions about our program. Furthermore, the veracity of his assertions cannot be tested because operating even a pilot program (as is our intention) is illegal under current federal law. After we are successful in our legal challenge we look forward to testing the idea that providing various types of compensation can increase the number of successful marrow transplants.