Donny's mom needs a bone marrow match

I've previously written Nina Louie and her battle against cancer, but I read this front page article in today's Los Angeles Times and it broke my heart all over again: Fighting cancer to see son grow up.

Nina, mother to 2-year-old Donny, is fighting Stage IV B-cell lymphoma, an aggressive form of blood cancer. Doctors say her only hope of survival is in a 1-in-20,000 chance of finding a bone marrow match within a month. While she's been dealing with her illness, she's also been trying to shield Donny from finding out she's sick. But most importantly, she's counting the littlest milestones and just wants to live to see him grow up.

Asians are a good at a lot of things, but one thing we really suck at is registering to be bone marrow donors. Have you registered? You could save a life. To find out more about becoming a bone marrow donor, visit Be The Match or Nina Louie's website at SaveNina.com.

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