The Big Climb

Thank you to everyone who donated to Light the Night 2022. We raised almost $23,000!

Next up is the San Francisco Big Climb which takes place on April 29, 2023 at Oracle Park. More details on how to climb with us soon. Need a few more 2022 donations for tax purposes? No time like the present. :) My (still to be customized) fundraising page for the 2023 Big Climb is here.

UCSF appt turns into UCSF stay

Well, at least I had one full day at home. The problem is, I was having fevers and sweats -- no good.
Based on everything that's going on with me (and the fact that my white counts are still low) they want to admit me and keep me here for "probably about a week".

Also found out that my chromosomes are bad which means a BMT (bone marrow transplant) is likely the only chance of a cure. Dave, let's pray that we're a match. It's a 25% chance. We'll talk about process later.
Somehow, some way, iwkia,


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  1. sorry to hear this news, but happy to hear you at UCSF with some of the best oncologists in the world. Will swing by tonight if you are up for visitors

  2. I am really sorry to hear this news. For what it's worth, I am a willing bone marrow donor registered through the National Bone Marrow Donor program. I don't really know how it works but if you and your bro don't match, and we miraculously do, I'd be not only happy but honored to be there for you. With love and hope,

  3. Dude... please keep us apprised of how things go with this, and what to do to find out if we are appropriate matches should Dave not be a match. At least you are closer to home (yeah?) and under some top care. And that one day at home was the shape of things to come.

    Love you, man... keep the energy flowing (I will too).


  4. Looking forward to my hopeful BMT surgery! Confirming that I am a match will be great day #1 and hanging with you while we both recover from successful BMT surgery will be great day #2. Get the friggin knife ready! dg

  5. You will be back home soon!

    If Dave's not a match, Chris and I are committed to becoming registered donors (we should be anyway!).

    We're thinking about you everyday,
    Chris & Tina Wall

  6. Healing energy heading your
    way right now in a BIG WAY!
    Feel it!

    Glad you had a good day at
    home. And glad you are under
    such good care, buddy!

    This thing won't have anything
    resembling buttocks when you
    are through with it!!

    Stay strong.

  7. Hey John - you've got cousin up in Seattle who might qualify - let me know what I can do ok? Please? I'm here for you. yes!
    or 206-303-4165 (work)

  8. hey jg
    i guess you need to post something about how folks can get tested to see if they are a match for you and your marrow

    beat it back like a three goal deficit in the third, bruins
    style, yes bruins style try it once you'll like it

  9. Time to get out your boxing gloves.

  10. For those asking, you can go to to register as a donor. They'll send you a cheek swab kit. I sent mine in yesterday. Easy Peasy.

  11. Done and done. I'm heading to meow! <3


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