Video Blog: David’s Story, Severe Aplastic Anemia, and a Bone Marrow Transplant

My Video Blogging Plans – Moving Forward
For the next few months, I’m going to try to create one video each day as we prepare for David to go through a bone marrow transplant, and then I want to continue to create videos each day as he goes through it. My desire is to share our very personal story in the hopes that it could be a source of benefit and encouragement to a family who may find themselves in a similar position later on down the road.

I know that Ruben and I own a debt of gratitude to all the families who’ve shared their struggles and joys as they’ve walked though the horrible experience of having a child diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia. I’ve been following tons of Facebook pages that are updated by moms and dads who are walking through the ups and downs of this disease with their precious son or daughter, and I can’t thank them enough. Because of their transparency, we don’t feel alone in this, and we know that there are families out there who know exactly what we’re going through.

Spreading Awareness
I also want to spread awareness and help people understand that when someone is diagnosed with aplastic anemia, they don’t need an iron supplement.

They need a blood transfusion…and a bone marrow transplant. It’s serious.

Lastly, I want to encourage people to register to become bone marrow donors. It’s easier to register than you might think — I’m hoping to show you just how easy it is in an upcoming video. But think about it, you could be the match that someone else out there needs. By God’s grace, your bone marrow could be the cure to their disease. That’s pretty awesome!

Look for my next video tomorrow and then every day after that. If you have any questions you’d like me to answer, feel free to ask them in the comments either on this post or on YouTube.

Oh, and these videos will be raw. David’s going to be receiving chemotherapy. That will be horrible, and his hair will eventually fall out. God is in control; though, and we’re trusting that He’ll bring David through this.

I will essentially be living in a hospital room, so my hair will be messy, and I may be wearing the same clothes two days in a row.

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  1. You are so wonderful to try to bring hope to others while you are going through this terrible trial in your lives. We’re continuing to pray and looking forward to seeing your videos as he gets healthier each day those new cells begin to work in David’s body.

  2. Shelly says:

    Sandra, I know these videos will bring comfort and hope to those families who find themselves bewildered and alone when a diagnosis of aplastic anemia comes. Just as connecting with other families going through this disease has helped yours. Having a connection and support through an awful trying time is so important.

    Our family will continue to pray for David and all of you as you walk on this road. I know this road will be a difficult one for all of you but this is the way back to health for him. The Lord will be there with David and all of you every step of the way. He will not give any of you more than you can handle, just lean on him.

    I so look forward to the day you can write that David is healed from this terrible disease. I will be praying for David everyday. I will also be praying for you to have the strength and calmness of spirit a mom needs as she walks with her child through this difficult process back to health.

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