The mother of a Penn State Lacrosse player needs our help. The lacrosse community is a vast, yet well-connected kinship. It generally goes without saying that when one is honored, all are honored. The same can be said about helping a lacrosse family in need. It’s not easy for Kim Roper to publicly ask for help, and it damn sure ain’t easy to go through radiation therapy and chemotherapy in an effort to curb Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Read her message and strongly consider helping a lacrosse family.
My name is Kim Roper and I need your help right now.
I have cancer. Neither radiation therapy nor chemotherapy has controlled my Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I now need a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, there currently is no bone marrow match for me in the National Registry.
I have no siblings and am dependent on the National Registry to find a donor match. I need to find a match as soon as possible. It is easy to see if you are a potential match for me or for any one of the hundreds of people who need a life-saving bone marrow transplant. All it takes is a few minutes of your time and a cotton swab.
You have the power to save a life. Take the test. Spread the word.
Like most of you, I had no idea that people with cancer depend on the National Registry to find a bone marrow match to save their life. I also had no idea how easy it was to get tested and that all it takes is a cotton swab. You might not end up being a match for me, but by registering and getting tested, you might someday save the life of someone else.
Take the test. Ask your family and friends to take the test. You can make a difference. Thank you.