BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT

With Tragedy Comes Beauty

No, this is not about the horrific situation that has gripped the city of Boston. This is about a horrific situation that gripped a family. My extended family. My cousins, to be exact. A few weeks ago, my cousins Warren Roll and Kelly Goodman were told that their four-year-old daughter Jayden had cancer.

My Post-Cancer "Re-Birth" Day

What feels like a lifetime ago, I was a shell of a human, having endured a cancer diagnosis. My memories of this experience are especially close to the surface every year around this time, on what I call my "re"-birthday: the anniversary of my bone marrow transplant.