read this post and DON’T cry!

so i have some problems with snakes, sure.  i don’t stand up for myself real well.  i’m not as strong as i would like to be.  i don’t have a place to live.  but i figured i might benefit from seeing a REAL hero, somebody who is standing up for himself.  Someone who is as strong as he needs to be.  someone who lives, well, at least some of the time at the children’s hospital in dayton, ohio.

ashton has leukemia and is undergoing several rounds of chemotherapy.  he’s waiting for a bone marrow transplant.  meet his mom, my friend erin carley.  although, to be fair, during the filming of this video i thought the bonds of friendship were being stretched pretty damn thin.

if you are between the ages of 18 and 44, do a wonderful thing–get tested and register here:  http://bethematch.org/support-the-cause/donate-bone-marrow/join-the-marrow-registry/

take a look at this picture and tell me you’re not going to do it–

 

when i showed up, ashton and his friend isaac were playing in the room across from where ashton stays.  tough to say which is the better superhero!

when i showed up, ashton and his friend isaac were playing in the room across from where ashton stays. together, they form a league of extraordinary superheroes!

 

so tell me. . . .

 

in addition to superhero ashton, there's superhero erin!  she is his sword and shield in the battle --in other words, a beautiful mom!

in addition to superhero ashton, there’s superhero erin! she is his sword and shield in the battle –in other words, a beautiful mom!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2 responses to “read this post and DON’T cry!

  • Landon Jones

    Nice post …. Which leukemia does he have … AML? My thing is a leukemia, too, and bone marrow transplant is a possibility. Luckily, my brother is a dead-on match!

    On 6/15/14, 3:00 PM, “Blogs from WordPress” wrote:

    > arlynnpresser posted: “so i have some problems with snakes, sure.  i don’t > stand up for myself real well.  i’m not as strong as i would like to be.  i > don’t have a place to live.  but i figured i might benefit from seeing a REAL > hero, somebody who is standing up for himself.  S” >

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