Friday, July 16, 2010


I have been asked to help this young lady. Her brother plays for the CC Tigers.

Mandi Schwartz, a 22-year-old junior at Yale University who has a real chance of someday playing hockey for the Canadian Women's Olympic Team. You may be able to help Mandi get a second chance at life. Please listen to her talk about what she's been going through. Then just imagine how neat it would be if your baby saved Mandi's life.

Here is the information and the website:


This is an emergency effort for the benefit of someone in imminent danger of dying because he or she does not have a donor. As such, we will accept cord blood donations from anyone, anyplace and at any time who has more than a reasonable chance to provide the needed HLA type. We are also waving the standard 32-week rule and accepting cord blood donations from women who are more than 32 weeks pregnant. So please disregard this limitation during the enrollment process.

Donors whose cord blood is determined not to match the person-in-need are given two choices:

•We can provide our Hero's Discount for your kindness and you can privately bank your cord blood with Natasha's Place at a discounted price of just $999.

•You can donate your cord blood to our public bank and we will list it in the global registry for others who may someday need it for a stem cell transplant or research - this is an absolutely free service and it doesn't cost you anything to donate your cord blood.

You likely came to this site because a friend, relative or someone you didn't even know emailed you a brochure or handed one to you in church, the grocery or while you where minding your own business walking down the street. The brochure describes a person that needs a stem cell transplant. Become My Hero has hundreds of caring people handing out brochures about different friends and loved ones every day. All the people-in-need have one thing in common, they will definitely not survive if they don't have a stem cell transplant.