Sunday, January 23, 2011

keep her in ur prayers.

Please take a moment to read this. 
January 16, 2011 - Jain Mandir - Buena Park, CA by Cure Sonia

My baby sister, Sonia was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML), which is a cancer of the blood. She is in urgent need of a bone marrow transplant. Sonia is 24 years old, and receiving excellent care at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Her diagnosis caught us all by surprise and we need to act very quickly to find a bone marrow match.
Sonia is currently undergoing intense chemotherapy but requires a bone marrow transplant quickly to survive beyond the next few months. Increasing the number of South Asians registered as potential bone marrow donors will help Sonia and will benefit our whole community since there are currently not enough South Asians registered as donors.

I am grateful to all those who have already reached out to help. There are some key things you can do right away -- time is of the essence.

1. Please get registered immediately.

Getting registered is quick and requires a simple, non-invasive cheek swab (2 minutes of your time) and filling out some forms (5 minutes of your time). Registering is VERY simple and does not require a blood test!

Bone marrow drives are being organized all over the United States. The fastest way to get registered is to attend one of the drives. For a list of all the upcoming drives, click on the Events tab or click on the following link:

If you are unable to attend an event, you can register online at

January 16, 2011 - Jain Mandir - Buena Park, CA by Cure Sonia
2. Spread the word.
Please share this page with all your friends, particularly South Asians, and ask them to do the same. Please use the power of your address book, the web, and social networking to spread this message – today more than ever before, we can achieve a broad scale effort and be part of a large online movement to save lives. We need to get the word out quickly. Saving Sonia is about numbers and odds.

Post the following message on your Facebook wall: Please help Sonia Rai win her fight against leukemia! Visit to join the movement!

Promote local drives within your network - we need people to attend and get registered in person. Local drive information will always be up-to-date at

3. Organize a drive.

If you can, sponsor a drive at your company or in your community. Drives need to take place in the next 1-2 weeks to be of help to Sonia. Hosting a drive can be as simple as setting up a table at an existing it doesn't have to be very time consuming to plan. Please contact for more info.

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4. Learn more.

To learn more, please visit . The site includes more details on how to organize your own drive, valuable information about AML, plus FAQs on registering.

5. Join Team Sonia.

We are urgently looking for volunteers to help us in the following areas. Please contact the individuals below ASAP if you can volunteer your time/services.

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