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 28, 2007

Light The Night....Yes again.....

Yes, I'm sorry, but I'm back with new LTN info. We're really getting some steam up now and I've sent a ton (107 to be exact) of e-mails out, but I know there are people who read the blog whose e-mails I do not have. So if this is a duplicate or triplicate for anyone, just ignore me.....no really...don't read any further....because I'm going to cut and paste the e-mail I just sent out. So read on if you haven't gotten an e-mail.............

Hi everyone,

I'm baa-ack. Seriously, just wanted to update you all on our walk. We now have a team with my niece Megan as the captain, and we're getting the ball rolling. I hope you will seriously consider joining us on Oct. 20th at Gwynedd Mercy College(registration 4:30pm, walk at 6:30p), as we walk to raise funds for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. We'd love to have a big crowd to honor Bob and Deb Teklits.

I know most of you know our history through the blog, but what you may not remember is how desperate we were last May when, after 2 courses of hi dose chemotherapy, Bob still had 90% leukemia cells in his bone marrow. There were no proven treatments to offer him so he joined a clinical trial and 2 months later he was in remission. The stem cell transplant he received this past May was, not so long ago, an experimental treatment. Now it is the one proven cure for this disease. Wouldn't it be wonderful if other drugs and therapies could be found? Especially for our dear friend Debbie who is currently out of remission, and in a clinical trial herself.

You can help us make this happen. New discoveries and great strides are being made every day, but like everything else it takes big bucks. If you are unable to walk with us, please consider making a donation to this most worthy cause. Not only could you save a life, but it can be the life of someone you know. A little melodramatic?? Maybe, but that doesn't make it any less true.

I'm going to enclose our team website address...we're called Team MazzTek....since we're walking in honor of Bob Mazzola and Deb Teklits. On our team page you can register to join us in the walk. Or just click on any team members' name to make a donation. It's very simple, you just need a credit card. Any amount you can manage is great...every penny adds up and we will appreciate any penny you can spare. But what I'm picturing is a huge team MazzTek walking with our lighted balloons on a crisp October evening. Bob and Deb both want to join us if they're up to it, albeit most likely in wheelchairs. But Megan who walked last year said it is a truly touching and stirring event, and they want to be part of it.

Please feel free to pass this e-mail on to anybody you may think is interested, who knows Bob &/or Deb and would like to know about it. Thank you in advance for any help you can give. And a million thanks as always for all the love, support and encouragement you've shown us thus far on this truly incredible journey.

Love, Mo

P.S. I'll try not to bug you too much, but you'll probably hear from me again as we get closer to the date. And thanks to all who've donated already.



P.P.S If anyone isn't familiar with Bob or Debs last 2 years of living with AML, and are interested, I'm including their blog sites.



One last P.S. Debbies daughter Jessie is walking in Washington D.C and I want to include her fundraising page....She has pictures and everything (she's a tekkie). But some of you may want to donate to her page. Wherever you want, it will all go to the same place, and we are so grateful for anything you can do.


So that's it. Please join us and help make this years Light The Night walk a big success.

Love, Mo


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mo, not ignoring.. just had to finally find which link to hit to send a message. ... i sure hope this labor day brings you strength and better health, and an appetite.. i also want to wish you two a happy anniversary in a few days, from the reknewing of your vows last year.. love, mdf

September 02, 2007 9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think i spelling renewing wrong.. oh well, you know what i meant, right?

September 02, 2007 9:57 PM  

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