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.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Dear friends and family,

I'm writing to let you all know that the annual walk for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society is coming up in October. I am going to cut and paste an e-mail that my niece Megan sent out. Megan walked last year w/ friends in honor of Bob and Deb Teklits and she raised over $1,100. I'm going to walk this year and hope that Meg and I can encourage all our friends and family members to join us. If we could get as wonderful a turn-out as we had for the blood drive, what a great show of support it would be. So think about joining us. All are welcome, in fact, by October I'm hoping Bob could join in also. We'd have to put him in a motorized chair though as his knees would never last 2 miles. A goal to shoot for.........And if anyone is unable to walk and would like to donate, just visit Megs' LTN site and you can do it all online. Thank you for ALL the support you've shown us thus far. Bob has been feeling better and is much more his old self lately. And joy of joys, he's becoming interested in cooking again. He's also downloaded some things he's missed on his World of Warcraft game. Gosh, it all does my heart good. Thanks again. If anyone has any questions, just blog or e-mail us.....mobobmaz@msn.com. Below is Megs' letter.....

August 14, 2007

Dear Family and Friends,

I hope this email finds everyone in good health and spirits. I am writing early this year to maybe get the ball rolling and recruit some family and friends to walk this year and/or donate. Thanks to all of you, we successfully raised over $1,000 in 2006, and I have set a goal of $1,500 for 2007. Hopefully we can not only reach it, but exceed this total !!!

Here is alittle background for those of you who might be new to Light the Night. Light The Night is an annual Society event to raise funds for cures. It's the nation's night to pay tribute and bring hope to thousands of patients and their families. When I walked last year, it was literally the most heartwarming experience. Everyone... patients, families, friends- walk together, with lighted balloons, in the night... for one purpose- HOPE! Funds raised through Light The NIght Walk support the work of hundreds of the world's best and brightest researchers in their search for better therapies and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. ANYONE can take part- children, adults, seniors... ALL ARE WELCOME!

The real reason I became involved in this is because two peole, who are very dear to everyone, were diagnosed with this disease. My Uncle Bob Mazzola and family friend Debbie Teklits have been fighting this with dignity for a very long time! They are two of the most caring individuals that I have ever met, and I am honored to be walking for them. Both family & friends have been walking with them through their journey, but LIGHT THE NIGHT is one BIG way that you can really become involved !!!

I will be walking at Gwyneed-Mercy College, on October 20, 2007. Walker's and families may begin coming at 4:30pm, and the walk kicks off at 6:30pm. There's a ton of food (really good, too... We hogged down dougnuts, gourmet coffee, toasted bagels, cookies, pizza...) and stuff for the kids, also.

If you are unable to donate/participate I urge you to contact your local RED CROSS. Patient's are in CONSTANT need of blood, platelet's, etc. This is crucial. There was a blood-drive held back in March, for Uncle Bob and Debbie, and there was a huge showing of support !!! ( www.givelife.org )

You can go to www.lightthenight.org and search for me... Megan Noon, or you can go directly to my donation page by clicking on http://www.active.com/donate/ltnPhilad/2089_MNooner .

Thank you for everyone's interest and support. Please keep those prayer's in full swing for Uncle Bob and Debbie, and come out and walk with us !!!

All my thanks,

Megan Noon

PS. If you would like to forward this email to any companies, or other friends and family... please do !!!


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