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.
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.