Dr. Bobs Adventure

We've created this blog for several reasons. First is to keep family and friends(including Bobs' pts.)informed of Bobs' condition while he undergoes treatment for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia(AML) at HUP. You may also write to Bob by posting a comment, which I'll print for him to read. Please feel free to pass this blog site on to anyone you think may want to join us.Instructions to blog are listed under day 12, and bobs' address etc are under day 14. Click on April Archives to find both.

Monday, April 02, 2007

We're a Big Success

Well, the blood drive was a huge success, thanks to all our wonderful donors. And the biggest thank yous to Bonnie for organizing it, and her husband John for letting us invade their home. It was non-stop from before 9am when the ARC arrived, (in a huge bus, plus a delivery truck that kept ferrying all the blood to Philly) until 6:30p or so when the bus pulled out. We had 72 donors and actually had to turn 10 people away b/c they ran out of supplies and time. I think we only had about 4 or 5 people not qualify b/c of low hgb/iron, so less than 10%, which was fabulous. And many of the people who couldn't give on Saturday are going to donate at the drive at CMMC on April 12th, so i think it's safe to say that we really had over 80 donors.......what a testament to Debbie and Bob.

You'll never believe this, but I actually finished this blog 2 minutes ago. It was the longest one I ever wrote(and that's saying something).I started at 9:30p and finished at 1050p and despite hitting the save button, when I tried to publish it, the whole thing went up in smoke........or down in flames....take your pick. Actually the site was having a problem.

And as it is now time for bed, I'll just say, a million thank yous to anyone and everyone who made the blood drive a success. I will be back with details later this week and also the results of last weeks' BMB. Oh and keep your eyes peeled for an article about the drive in The Reporter. Deb did a phone interview today, so it should be in soon.

All our love,
Bob and Mo


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mo and Dr. Bob,
I too was overwhelmed at the great success of the blood drive. We are both very blessed to know so many wonderful people who gave their time and blood in honor of us. May Day you were with u in spirit. Bob i hope your nausea is better today. It's so dreary outside that its a good day to just snuggle in bed. You know our thoughts are with you guys all the time, especially now that Mo's dad has been ill. We'll do whatever we can. We definitely are not going to the shore because it's gonna be too cold. Jess isn't sure if she will come here or not as Joe and Joey are still sick. So PLEASE let us help by taking Bob to chemo next week. I will treat him to breakfast on the way home if he feels up to it.It feels silly to blog when i talk to you almost every day but it keeps my typing skills goin. Take care. love Debbie

April 04, 2007 4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. Mazzola and Mo,, i was so happy to hear the blood drive was so successful, but as i said on deb's why wouldn't it be.. the whole thing was surrounded by wonderful , caring people...
Its easter sunday.. i am making a turkey..decided on that instead of a ham.. my father in law is here for his month visit.. so alot of espn and baseball games..Patrick and tim are going to check out cal poly san luis obispo next week, then on sat, he and i are flying to LA to check out uc irvine.. and then he really needs to decide on a college.. they need to be in by the 1st of may.... only 7 more fridays of school left!!yeah.. ..what is the latest on the trasnsplant? Think and pray for you everyday... mdf

April 08, 2007 4:14 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Hello Mo and Dr Bob-

Just checking in to see how you guys are doing. Hopefully you are enjoying this wet, rainy, dreary Sunday from inside. It's a nice day for ducks, no?

Sending you all my best - K

April 15, 2007 6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Bob and Mo,
Was wondering how things are going?? Sorry I missed you at Bonnie's Bob...but I know how you need your beauty sleep. Besides, I was busy trying to pass out @ mass during The Passion! Whew...shoulda had a big drink before trying to stand that long!!!
Really, really good to see you Mo! Hope that your Dad is doing well now and that things have settled down on that front.
Thinking of you both.
Love, Kim

April 19, 2007 5:12 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Just thinking of you kiddos! Hope all is well.

Love - K

April 29, 2007 12:42 PM  

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