If you haven’t met Laura yet, consider visiting her unblinking blog, Kevin’s Dead Cat, to expand your definitions of tough and resilient as you find out what it’s like coping with throat cancer.
“After surgery sliced off an entire tumor and 1/3 of my tongue, plus six weeks of radiation therapy, I’ve been re-learning how to eat, drink, and talk with my newly re-constructed tongue and coping with side effects. But the cancer came back and I don’t know what’s going to happen next.”
Well, one of the things that’s happening next is something I found out about when Kevin Roderick posted it to L.A. Observed a few days ago: an August 26 blood drive being organized for Laura by her friend Ali to build up a supply that will help see Laura through any transfusions that might be needed during her ongoing chemotherapy treatment.
My friends from Kaiser will be drawing your blood at the penthouse of
my friend, Adam (home of the best views in LA). The Blood Drive will be
held from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on August 26th. I need 50 people to set this up, so email me or call me to setup an appointment ASAP ó appointments can be at
the top of each hour to cut down your wait. The drive will start by
appointment at 11 a.m. and continue until all the people signed up are
done. Call or Email (714/715-1685, [email protected]). The goal is 200 people.
I’m inked to give for Laura at noon ó and it’s not because each donor will be receiving “a gift bag that will include a Mega Millions Lotto Ticket and a certificate for a free pint of beer from Cole’s, nor is it because all donors are invited to the after-drive party at Cole’s hosted by Ali and featuring the band I See Hawks in L.A. I’m doing it because Laura needs my help. And yours, too.