Please help me support the MDS Foundation.
My husband, a comedian and actor, perhaps best known as Reuben Kincaid of the Partridge Family, passed away in 2014, a victim of MDS. Not long after his passing, a dear friend was diagnosed with this rare bone marrow failure. Because we’re an aging population, there’s an even greater probability of MDS increasing in the coming years.
MDS is also known as Myelodysplastic Syndrome. MDS affects red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Some medical professionals refer to MDS as cancer of the blood.
At present the only “cure” is a bone marrow transplant, available only to qualified candidates. But doctors and scientists in laboratories throughout the world are searching for a cure for all.
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On my vacation this year I saw a young man with his wife and child, a family thattugged on my heart. This man had no ears, and had only one arm. His face, neck, and remaining arm were scarred from burns. He wore a baseball cap and sunglasses. He had fought in Iraq at great sacrifice. Those of us in the elevator with him thanked him for his service and sacrifice. But even a heartfelt “thank you” is not nearly enough.
When I returned home I sent a check to Wounded Warriors, a program I’ve been supporting, and am now even more dedicated to helping. Won’t you join me?