Friday, September 30, 2022

registry

Playing Willy Wonka in America for a week for the German man who saved my wife’s life with bone marrow

If you saw the pictures of Jenn and her donor Niels traveling and having fun last week, you might want to read the "back story" of how it all happened with Dirk Nowitzki

Deutschland files: Miracles, matches and our mission to save more lives on our #JennStrongGermanyHero tour

My wife went to Germany to meet the hero who saved her life on bone marrow registry and found that he wants to save more lives, too...

After 25 years of writing about “heroes” #JennStrong and I finally get to meet a real one on Wednesday in Germany

I’ve been hearing about heroes in sports since approximately 1973. I’ve been writing and talking about sports since 1984 and every season a new “hero” comes along in every sport, in every city where championships are won and modern...

A #JennStrong2 update: Cancer complicates things…

Leukemia and diabetes are not a great combination. Been a rough fifth week here at The Hotel...

#JennStrong 2 update: Every day is a bloody Halloween at The Leukemia Hotel

Leukemia and cancer are not for sissies. Sometimes you can find strength in what previously made you squeamish

My wife’s leukemia has returned, our #JennStrong2 cancer battle has begun

Apparently, one miracle wasn’t enough for the most beautiful girl in the world. Now, my amazing wife Jennifer will try to repeat with back-to-back miracle seasons and beating cancer again with a second bone marrow transplant. “I don't know how...

Part 2: Life On The Road, 30 Days of #GiveASpit and baseball (The journey)

You saw the pictures of the tour in June and July. Now read the stories behind those images. And learn about our #JennStrong journey...

Part 1: Life On The Road, 30 Days of #GiveASpit and baseball

I went to 30 Major League Baseball stadiums in 30 days to swab for the bone marrow registry and leukemia awareness. This is my journey...

MLB #GiveASpit Ballpark Ranking: No. 30 Anaheim

What's the worst MLB stadium? Nestor says No. 30 was easy: just go to Orange County and see what the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have under a broken halo...

Ranking 30 MLB stadiums from worst to first isn’t easy

Nestor traveled to 30 MLB ballparks in 30 days this summer and is putting them in order. We'll be counting them down from worst to first through Sept. 8 when he'll release a three-part essay on his MLB #GiveASpit leukemia and bone marrow awareness journey.
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