Thursday, July 10, 2003

Dear Henry:

I got very bummed out today at work. I was in a meeting with folks whose job it is to sign up people to donate new blood. They work for an organization called the National Marrow Donor Program. Dr. Wagner does a lot of stuff with them and he asked Mom if she wants to work with them, too.

Anyway, back to this meeting. The people were talking about some newspaper and magazine ads they were going to use to get people interested in donating new blood. They said the ad would be a photo of a family with a mommy and daddy and kids. In the photo one of the people's heads will be ripped out to show what happens when you can't find a match. When the person explained this I just smiled and didn't let anyone know how much it felt like I just got punched in the stomach. But boy that was awful to hear and to picture in my mind. I am glad that I can do stuff to help these people but sometimes I hear things that really hurt. You aren't supposed to be sad or cry at work so I wait until I get home.

I love you Henry.


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