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Stay up-to-date on Tim’s progress through our family’s CaringBridge page.

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You may have the cure inside you. See if you’re a life-saving match.


Help fund ongoing testing to find a match for Tim.
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Why Get Involved?

This year, more than 130,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a serious blood disease.

70% of patients in need of a bone marrow transplant must hope that a compatible non-relative donor will be found through the registry.

Yet, only 2% of the population is on the national registry.

We want to change that. To join the registry, you’ll swab the inside of your cheek to gather the cells needed to see if you’re a match.

You could be someone’s cure. Swab now.

Tim's Story

September 2019 found Tim feeling tired, weak, and dizzy. Weeks of testing locally and at Mayo Clinic led to the diagnosis of MDS/MPN-Unclassified, an extremely rare blood cancer. 

A bone marrow or blood stem cell transplant is the only cure.

Despite family members being tested, and an ongoing search of the world-wide marrow donor registry, no viable match for Tim has been found. Not only is Tim’s cancer remarkably rare, so is his HLA type.

So, our family is rolling up our sleeves to help find a match for Tim and, hopefully, in the process, help families across the globe also searching for a life-saving match.

Every life is beautiful. Together, we can make a difference for one, and for many. Thank you for your help, love, and support in this journey.

Tim says, “I cherish your positive thoughts and prayers.”
We couldn’t have said it any better ourselves.

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