Several dozen Chicago police officers, and members of the general public, gathered at the Harrison District police station on the West Side on Monday to be tested to determine if they’re a bone marrow match for Officer Blanca Magallon, who was diagnosed with leukemia in July.
Students, teachers and families came together Saturday at a north suburban school to donate blood and register to be bone marrow donors.
When Shari Hart was diagnosed with leukemia last week, her 14-year-old son wanted to do something special. So he wrote her a simple message: “HI MOM,” with a smiley face inside the O.
Emma Gomez doesn’t follow normal medical expectations. Her mother said, after essentially falling into a coma for five weeks, the 14-year-old leukemia patient just started talking one day.
A sick little boy from Mundelein is keeping up with his school work thanks to an innovative teacher and technology.
Updating the medical condition of those with a serious illness is the mission of Caring Bridge–a not-for-profit that provides free websites for families to keep their friends and relatives informed.
Among the 45,000 runners in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday will be 10,000 people who are running for charity.